General Collection


General Collection


Images in this collection represent various people, places, and subjects pertaining to Ventura County.

Collection Items

William A. Free
Upper torso portrait of Honorable William A. Free, turned slightly toward the right. He is dressed in a judicial robe. He is holding open a law book and sitting in front of shelves of law books.

According to library records: "He was appointed…

Charles F. Blackstock
Oversize upper torso portrait of Honorable Charles F. Blackstock in Judges Robe. He was appointed as Judge of the Superior Court on May 21, 1946. He retired November 1, 1959. Judge Blackstock is holding a open law book and is sitting in front of a…

Louis C. Drapeau
Upper torso portrait of Honorable Louis C. Drapeau. Judge Drapeau is in a suit, right hand against chin in front of shelf of law books.

He was appointed to the Superior Court Oct. 1, 1937; Aug. 30, 1935, May 16, 1944. In March of 1949, he was…

San Buenaventura, 1936 Aerial
Aerial view of San Buenaventura, showing Pierpont Bay. Caption on bottom of photo "San Buenaventura 1936."

Aerial View of Ventura Marina, 1972
Ventura Marina post flood; being rebuilt. Looking eastward from the ocean.

Two Women Having Fun Early 1900s
"Eloquent pleading on the beach on a Sunday afternoon in Ventura." Two women at the beach--one is on her right knee looking up and the other is holding an umbrella and a book. Both of them are smiling at each other. Photo has a crease diagonally…

H. P. Flint Jr. in Military Uniform
Snapshot of H. P. Flint Jr., standing amongst a crowd of men and women at a train station. Library records indicate:
"Ventura Southern Pacific Depot 1898."
"Spanish-American War."
"H. P. Flint in foreground (in uniform)."
"Died at San Francisco."

James Crothers and His Horse and Buggy
James Crothers looks at the camera while holding his horse and buggy in front of Seaside Oil Company gas station at the corner of California and Santa Clara Streets in Ventura. White Garage is behind him on the right. In the background is a…

Henry Lewis
Bust portrait of Henry Lewis, wearing a suit, looking left of the viewer. He has a mustache and beard. Library records indicate he planted the first lima beans in Ventura County. "Henry Lewis of Carpinteria, first grower of lima beans, 1865."

William Quinlan on Transport Wagon
William Quinlan drives a team of horses pulling a transport wagon on California Street in Ventura (it is unpaved). Photo taken between Meta and Santa Clara Streets looking north to the hills. "F.J. Sifford and Ventura Transfer" painted on the wagon.…

Captain Robert Sudden
Portrait Captain Robert Sudden, he is wearing a suit and a bow tie and looking straight at the viewer. This portrait was taken later in his life.

Robert C. Sudden
Portrait of Robert C. Sudden. He is wearing a suit and tie and looking to the viewer's left.

Group Portrait with Contraband Outside of County Courthouse
Thirteen men kneel down in front of drums, in front of the Ventura County Courthouse. At least one appears to be in a uniform. Museum records indicate that this was the largest haul of contraband on the Pacific coast. 65 drums of 196 proof alcohol…

Bank of Ventura
Interior view of the Bank of Ventura. Four men are behind they counter. (L-R): Mr. Foster, Mr. Bernheim, Mr. Walker, and Mr. Chaffee. A lone chair sits in front of the curved counter.

Santa Paula Minstrel Troupe
Group portrait of the Santa Paula Minstrel Troupe. (L-R) W. Robertson, H. H. Hackett, E. Alcorn, George Wilson, O. R. Titus, James Rae, Fred Fernald, Paul Haugh, Eugene Kohler, J. Anderson, Bob Clark, and L. Grimes. The men are all wearing suits and…

Ventura County Hospital
Ventura County Hospital, a two-story white building. A portion of tuberculosis (TB) ward is visible at lower left corner. According to library records, the TB ward/cottage was added in 1911.

Aerial View of Five Points Park Area
Aerial View of Five Points Park in Ventura, California. Shows Five Points Park Tract, El Camino Ranchos Tracts 1 and 2, the Ventura Mutual Homes Tract, and Jones Tract 1.

Clark Gable Holding Lion Cubs
Portrait of Clark Gable holding two lion cubs. He is wearing a turtleneck shirt, sweater and slacks. A building can be seen in the background. He is smiling and looking at the camera.

Marguerite Welton Holding a Fish
Portrait of Marguerite Welton holding a fish. She is wearing a white apron and is looking at the camera.

Lt. Edwin Pinkerton Perched on Plane Wing
Lt. Edwin Pinkerton perched on wing looking towards viewers left. He is wearing flight goggles perched on his forehead.

Faulkner Red Barn
Faulkner red barn shortly after it was built. Elmer Outland with two children, workers, carpenter, and 4 horses pulling a wagon pictured. Two of the men are standing on the wagon.

Santa Paula Ord & Haselton's Baseball Team
Group photo of a group of nine men wearing baseball uniforms emblazoned with the letters O & H. They are also wearing hats and a necktie of sorts. The five men in front are holding baseball bats. There are two men on the sides not wearing uniforms…

Seaside Park
The west end of Seaside Park. Small palm trees line two dirt paths. A sign point to "Camp Grounds" at head of one of the paths.

Street Scene on Main Street, Santa Paula
View looking down Main Street in Santa Paula, photographed is a building called "Bootery". A man is standing under a lamp post. Automobiles are parked along the sidewalk and also driving down the street.

Foster Park Bridge Wreckage
Foster Park Bridge after it was wrecked in storm of 1914. Broken wooden beams tilt down towards the river on the left sides of the image. Two triangular supports can be seen with wire (?) stretching down to the ground. Hills and trees are on the…
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