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Clown on Santa Clara Street in Ventura
A clown in a striped and starred costume with a ruffled neck stands in front of his mule, who is also dressed festively. They stand on Santa Clara Street in Ventura with Plaza School in the background on the right of the image. Photo is from the…

Ventura Mission and Photography Studio
Exterior view of the San Buenaventura Mission showing the photography studio next door to it in what appears to be an adjoining building east of the mission. There are people in front of the photography studio, which has steps leading down to the…

Corner of Oak and Main Streets, Ventura sepia
View of advertisement for John Calvin Brewster's photography studio at the corner of Main and Oak Street in Ventura. There are many men gathered around the advertisement which contains sample photographs and is adorned with US flags. Above and to the…

Mounted Riders on Oak Street, Ventura
Three men ride their horses on a tree lined dirt road past residential homes. Street identified as Oak Street in Ventura, California.

Bank of Ventura 1892
Exterior street view of the Bank of Ventura upon completion in March 1892 (corner of Oak and Main Streets in Ventura) with a view of Oak Street running alongside it on the left of image. Some horse drawn wagons and carts can be seen on Oak Street and…

A. Norman Blacksmith Shop
Exterior view of "A. Norman Blacksmithing", a blacksmith shop owned by Arthur Norman. Street corner and side of shop is visible. The shop was at the corner of Oak and Santa Clara Streets, 403 Oak St., in Ventura. Signs on building also read…

House of the Angel
Adobe known as "House of the Angel" nestled in a hill near Hill School in Ventura, California. View of Ventura Avenue below. Writing on the photo in marker.

Downtown Ventura, California 1923
Panorama of downtown Ventura looking down California Street toward the ocean from Poli Street.

Main and California Streets, Ventura, California 1875
View of Main and California Streets in downtown Ventura at the corner of California Street looking east, circa 1875. Some businesses are visible on either side of the dirt road running through center of photo.

Black-and-white footage, some disturbing and graphic, mainly of water recreation, hunting and trapping animals, high school football, family gatherings, and a smoke-filled sky.

A dog swims and fetches a stick in a body of water, possibly a lake;…

First National Bank of Ventura, 1911
Mounted photograph of First National Bank, a three-story building at the corner of Main and California Streets in Ventura. The entrance is rounded and directly at the corner. A sculpted sign above the door says 'BANK', and on that corner of the third…

Ventura County Courthouse Exterior, 1965
Bird's eye view of the Ventura County Courthouse (in 2021, Ventura City Hall) circa 1965 looking eastward at hills behind the building. Image shows the entire length of the building including a partial view of Brakey Road on the left and a parking…

Santa Clara House Hotel
Exterior view of Santa Clara House, a two story hotel, with people standing and sitting on its front covered porch and on the second floor balcony. Two signs reading "Santa Clara House" are visible and two windows on the first floor read "Bakery."

Two Ladies in Front of Oak Street Store in Ventura
Two women in floor length long sleeve dresses stand in covered sidewalk in front of a store that appears to be a dress shop. Sign on window behind them reads "fashionable dressmaking." Window lettering behind them reads "Gusperson Fine..."

Dr. Cephas Bard in Front of San Buenaventura Mission
Dr. Cephas L. Bard sits in a horse drawn wagon in the dirt road in front of the San Buenaventura Mission. He and horse and wagon are facing away from camera. Mission has a low brick wall built around it.

Old Buenaventura Mission, 1870s<br />
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Exterior view of San Buenaventura Mission in the 1870s from across the street, which is a dirt road. Steps and a picket fence prominent in front of the mission, and a man leans against a pillar at the top of the steps. A plank sidewalk visible at…

Main Street Ventura Looking East, 1890
Street view of Main Street in Ventura looking east down the center of the dirt street with businesses on the right and left visible. San Buenaventura Mission property is first on the left and next to it is the Anacapa Hotel, where a timber yard was…

People on Bicycles in front of Santa Clara House in Ventura
Exterior shot of Santa Clara House hotel in Ventura with numerous men and women with bicycles, possibly a bicycle club, posing in front of it. Photo is taken of the front but slightly from the side, so that other buildings, possibly two hotels and…

Camarillo White Horses on Parade
Camarillo White Horses and riders in the County Fair Parade on Main Street. Parade watchers are visible in the foreground.

This view of the parade is in front of the Darden and Randall Buick Agency (52 E. Main Street).

Funeral Procession, Dr. Bard
Bird's eye view of the funeral procession for Dr. Cephas Bard showing several people walking down Main Street followed by horse drawn carriages. Intersection of Main and California Streets in Ventura are shown, as well as many businesses on Main…

Birdseye View, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Caption: "Birdseye View Ventura, Cal."
View of a street intersection, with an oil silo in the left foreground,in front of train tracks. The city sprawls behind it, a mix of businesses and houses. Rolling hillsides are in the background.
[Brakey,…

San Buenaventura Mission (Founded 1783) Ventura, California Post Card
Caption: "SAN BUENAVENTURA MISSION (FOUNDED 1783) VENTURA, CALIFORNIA."
Color image of San Buenaventura Mission. The bell tower of the Spanish style adobe building is to the right of the image. Just below, several figures in are at the steps to the…

J.M. Montgomery 16 Mule Plow Team, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Side view of an sixteen mule drive team on an unpaved street in front of a corner block of stoneface buildings. A three story bank sits prominantly in the background. Several figures tend to the mules on the right side.
Caption: "J.P. Montgomery…

A View On Oak Street, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
A view of Oak Street. Several Victorian style homes lined with pine and palm trees sit on the left side of the asphalt road, facing businesses with simpler architecture and telephone poles. A figure in a dress stands outside the telegram office on…

Bard Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Cal. Post Card
Front view of Elizabeth Bard Memorial Hospital building. With its tower on the left, the three story building with adobe tile roof sits on a hill, with Downtown Ventura in the background.
Caption: "BARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. VENTURA, CAL."
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