This view of Monterey Cypress trees on the rocky coastline, looking south over Carmel Bay on the 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach.
Monterey Cypress trees
Photo Accession CV # 96-025-0002
Photo by Leopold Hugo
From the above print
Sea gules on beach, La Jolla, Calif.
Real photo postcard by Leopold Hugo
Photo Accession CV # 88-080-0248
Sunset Point, Circa 1921
Photo Accession CV # 88-080-252
Waves hitting rocks Pacific Grove
Pat Hathaway Photo
near Lovers Point, Pacific Grove on the Monterey Bay to see the same spot today Click
Photo Accession CV # 94-049-0013
This print is typical of the soft-focus pictorial work that was in at the turn of the 20th century.
Leopold Hugo was born in Breslau, Germany on December 24, 1866.
He arrived in New York City in 1891 from Austria
He married Miss. Emma Pauline Miller "1868-1959" in San Antonio, Texas on November 3ed of 1892.
He first opened a dry-goods store at 7902 Girard Avenue He was first listed in the San Diego city directory as "hugo, levi dry good store" in La Jolla in 1908 just North of San Diego.
It was not till 1911 that we find him listed as a photographer. He was in Pasadena at 376 E. Colorado St. for part of 1917
In 1917 he moved North to Santa Cruz on the Monterey Bay staying for only a year before moving to Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula on the other side on Monterey Bay from Santa Cruz.
Monterey Cypress trees on the rocky shores of the 17 Mile Drive, looking South over Carmel Bay
Staying in Pacific Grove only till September 15, 1919 when he sold his stock to another local photographer Dan Freeman also of Pacific Grove before; leaving for New York.
From 1921-1927 he was back in Santa Cruz with a photo shop at 10 Pacific Street.
After a trip to the East Coast in 1929, they stopped in La Jolla in August to see friends and the deiced to stay and opened a new studio on November 11th of 1929 he opened a photographic art room at 1025 Prospect Street, La Jolla with an exhibit of his marine views and landscapes. Pictorialism is an early twentieth-century movement that had as its goal the romantic expression.
He died in Belton, Texas while visiting his wife niece on September 7, 1933 at the age of 66 interment was at North Belton Cemetery.
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