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Abigail Adams Historical Figure
Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams was known for her lively intelligence, for her wit and for her promotion of women’s rights. She read philosophy, poetry and politics. Abigail Adams was a great comfort to her husband as he shared his thoughts by…

George Washington Historical Figure
George Washington (c. 1775), received his early military training as an officer in the colonial militia and saw action in the French and Indian Wars. When the united colonies searched for a military leader, Washington was an easy choice. Named…

Benedict Arnold Historical Figure
Benedict Arnold distinguished himself as a military leader in the Revolutionary War, but became bitter when others were promoted ahead of him despite his exemplary record. As commander of West Point in 1780, he planned to betray the fort to the…

Dolley Madison Historical Figure
Raised as a Quaker, Dolly Paine left the sect to marry John Todd, was widowed, and then married James Madison in 1794. She was a gracious hostess at the White House for her husband and also President Jefferson. Legend credits Dolley Madison with…

Santa Paula Railroad Station
A group of men, women, and children gather around the railroad tracks at the Santa Paula Railroad Station. In the background are large crowds of people on the train platform.

Employees at Work at Bill Baker's Bakery
Three men work at a large machine at Bill Baker's Ojai Bakery. The man on the left appears to be Bill Baker, then man in the center is unidentified, and the man on the right has "Pat Carsner" typed alongside him. The men wear white clothing, white…

Three Fashionable Young Women
L-R: Dominga Sanchez, Mary Sanchez, and Concha Guerrero pose for an outdoor portrait on a sidewalk in front of a fenced yard. They are dressed fashionably in skirts or dresses and are all wearing open toed pumps. Dominga and Concha wear hats.

Young Women's Church Group, St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Outdoor group portrait of members of a young women's church group at St. Francis of Assisi Church. They young women pose with a priest in the middle of the group, and church in the background. All the women are dressed up in hats and dresses.

The…

Concha Guerrero and Juana Sandoval
Full portrait of two women, Concha Guerrero, left, and Juana Sandoval, standing outside. Concha is wearing a broad-brimmed floppy hat, dress, and pumps; Juana wears a cloche hat, dress, and pumps.

Sol N. Sheridan Jr.
Portrait of Sol N. Sheridan Jr. as an older man. He is wearing a suit with a vest and hat. Sheridan is leaning on a wooden railing and looking directly at the viewer. He is front of a field of grass with what appear to be buildings in the background.…

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Golden West Days 1934, Library Staff Group Photo
Library staff in Ventura pose in costume for Golden West Days celebration, May 1934. They are outside on a lawn.

Back row (l-r): Pearl McDowell, Opal Elynn, Juanita Callender, Phyllis Raffeto (?), Dora Fossatti, Ana Jean Lewis, Louise Davis, Edna…

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Two Girls on Swing Portrait
Sepia toned indoor studio photograph of two girls in lovely dresses sitting on a swing, facing the camera. They link arms and hold onto the ropes of the swing. Straw hats lay in the foreground on hay covered ground. Pansy Augusta Brewster is girl on…

Peak Sisters Concert group photo
Group photo of ten women in white dunce hats. They all wear white or light colored shawls and some are sitting. Title on library records is "Peak Sisters Concert."

T. H. Warring
Full, seated portrait of Mr. T. H. Warring. He wears a suit and tie and sits facing the camera but gazing to the right of the viewer. He sits on an upholstered chair with his hat in hand.

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Ah Chang
Full, seated portrait of Ah Chang in traditional Chinese clothing , shoes and hat. He holds a fan in one hand and the other rests on a table beside him. He is looking into the camera with a small smile on his face. He is seated on an elaborately…

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Bartlett's Band
Group portrait of Bartlett's Band, all men, in uniform and with their instruments in hand.

Lee Wong
Portrait of Lee Wong, seated, in traditional Chinese clothing, hat and shoes. He is seated on a bench with a walking stick in one hand and his other hand resting on his thigh. He is facing the camera but looking downward. According to library records…

Group Photo of Several Women, Juan Camarillo, and Two Children
Group photo of several women, Juan Camarillo, and a boy and girl. They stand and sit outdoors on a lawn and walkway, a covered patio behind them.
L-R: Joane Canet Garnier, Onarinda Jones, Mabel Gabbert, Mrs. Canet, Tranquelena Jones, Renee Canet,…

Antonio Maria Ruiz
Full portrait of Antonio Maria Ruiz standing and looking straight ahead. He is wearing a dark colored three-piece suit with a visible pocket watch chain, a western bow tie and a top hat in his right arm. A studio backdrop and shrubs are visible in…

Virginia Ruiz, Charles Prudhome and Maria de Los Angeles Ruiz
Full group portrait of Virginia Ruiz standing a small distance from Charles Prudhome and Maria de Los Angeles Ruiz. Charles is holding a cane. A building with a balcony and many people visible in the background.

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Anselmo "Cap" Ruiz
Bust portrait of Anselmo "Cap" Ruiz sitting in a chair, leaning to the left and staring straight ahead. He is wearing a dark colored cardigan, a bandana around his neck and a light colored fedora. A white colored wall with light switch and a hanging…

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Ulpiano and Minnie Ruiz With Another Couple on Beach
Group portrait of two couples on the beach identified left to right as: Israel H., Mamie, and Minnie Ruiz. Ulpiano Ruiz is also identified, but is not clear which of the men he is. The couples sit on the sand with some belongings around them, and a…

Merced Ruiz, LeRoy Nevius, Lucy V. Ruiz and Ruth M. Ruiz
Full group portrait of of Merced Ruiz and LeRoy Nevius standing in the back row and Lucy V. Ruiz and Ruth M. Ruiz sitting in the front row. Light colored dresses, dark colored boots and suits and a studio backdrop are all visible. The women are…

Gabriel Ruiz in Costume
Portrait bust of Gabriel Ruiz in a dark colored suit with a chain-bordered collar, bolo tie and bolero hat. His body is facing diagonally to the right with his head facing straight and looking slightly upper left from center.

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Gabriel Ruiz's Group of Spanish Dancers at Mission San Fernando de Ray
Posed group photograph of Gabriel Ruiz's group of Spanish Dancers outdoors at Mission San Fernando de Rey. Listed from left to right, the dancers are: Joe Bush, Darlene Bush, Jose Garcia, Alice Ruiz Garcia, Julio Shelley [hidden], Josephine Shelley…
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