Monterey history photo collection

California Views:
The Pat Hathaway Photo Collection

Pat Hathaway, Photo Archivist


Albert Dressler Photo Copyist (1887-1960) California

Albert Dresler was born in San Francisco on September 29, 1887.
At various times he was a cartoonist, author, antique collector, historian, and reporter. While in San Francisco in 1900-03, Dressler studied at the Mark Hopkins Art Institute. By 1920 he was a cartoonist in Santa Barbara After 1922, he was a writer of historical books and a collector.
Dressler made copies of earley photos and put his name on them and offten added the arbitrary date of 1875 on them also.

He was financed in his collecting by wealthy patrons such as Frederick Clift "1899-1992" and W. Parker Lyon "1865-1949" and made many donations of materials to public institutions.
And by 1930 he had returned to San Francisco as a novelist and California historian.
He died in San Jose, Santa Clara Co., California on January 13, 1960.

Chinese fishing village Photo
By C.W.J. Johnson, Views of California Scenery stereocard
circa 1880
Johnson came to Monterey when the Hotel del Monte opened in June of 1880
Holdings: 674

"Chinese Fishermen" Monterey, California
Copy of a C. W. J. Johnson
photo by Albert Dressler
with an arbitrary date of 1875.

Other Photographic Copyist
Martin Behrman (1862-1945) AKA M.B. Collection
T.E. Hecht Treu Ergeben Hecht was born in Tahiti in 1875 and his his family moved to San Francisco in 1878,
of 430 35th Ave., San Francisco were died in 1937.
Alfred Ben Jacobs druggist, 1601 Polk st., San Francisco.
Holdings: over 28,000 Photos of Monterey County listed in our database.
And over 81,955 historical California images in our Photo Archives.
Early Northern California and Southern California Photographers
and Monterey area photographers that made postcards
Please click to see over 200 Searchable galleries with over 2,400 Photos , Prints are available from 11 x14 - 40x60
Please keep checking back as we will be adding more galleries
Go to 19th. Century California photographers
Avalon Santa Catalina Island
Eadweard Muybridge, Gold Mining, Circa 1876
C. E. Watkins Lovers Point, Pacific Grove, Circa 1882
Hayward & Muzzall's, Santa Barbara Mission, 1875
Thomas Houseworth & Co. Mission San Juan Bautista, Circa 1865
I. W. Taber, Farallone Lighthouse, Pacific Ocean
C.W.J. Johnson, Pacific Grove Retreat gate, Circa 1880
Charles Kirkham Tuttle, Pacific Grove
Go to list of our holdings by place
Northern California Photos
Go to 20th Century California photographers
E. K. Barker, early Monterey photographer
Edward H. Mitchell Postcard Publisher, San Francisco
Leopold Hugo, California Pictorialist
R. J. Arnold, early Monterey photographer
A. C. Heidrick, panoramic photos
Charles Z. Bailey, postcard photographer
J. P. Graham , as Hotel del Monte photographer in 1924
Go to list of our holdings by photographers
San Diego County photo collection
This page was last updated on October 1, 2019
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Mr. Pat Hathaway
California Views Photo Archives
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Monterey, California 93940-2702
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