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First National Bank Postcard
A three-story yellow building on a street corner. The entrance is rounded and directly at the corner. A sculpted sign above the door says 'BANK', and on that corner of the third floor is a plaque declaring '1899'. On the left side of the building,…

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…

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.
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Main Street, Ventura, 1900
View of Main Street in Ventura looking east from Figueroa St. San Buenaventura Mission on the left and Peirano's Market to the right.

Exterior View of Court House on Santa Clara Street, Ventura
Street view of the court house with an American flag flying. A group of people are standing to the side of the building and horses and buggies are in front. A caption written below the images states: "The court house was remodeled in 1900 and used…

Downtown Ventura
Early scene of Downtown Ventura. A bird's eye view that shows buildings, the pier and the ocean.

President McKinley's Visit to Ventura
View of a parade of horse drawn carriages for President William McKinley on a visit to Ventura. View from corner of California and Main Streets looking southeast. Odd Fellow's Hall with tower is shown on right of photo. A large banner reading…

Main and Oak Streets, Ventura, 1896
View of Main Street in Ventura from the corner of Main and Oak Streets facing west. Bank of Ventura on left side of photo and horses and carriages are parked on the street. Bottom of photo captioned "Main Street Ventura."

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Earliest known photograph of downtown Ventura, California, view of Ventura SE from hill.

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View of Ventura from behind the mission.

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View of Ventura SW from hill.

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View of Ventura South from hill,

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View of Ventura from hill behind mission.

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Earliest known photograph of downtown Ventura, California, view of Ventura SE from hill.

Main Street, Ventura, 1877
View of Main Street in downtown Ventura in 1877. Shot is straight down the dirt and businesses are lined up on the outer edges of image. Several people are in front of businesses and men on horseback as well as horse drawn wagons are in the street.…

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Men and women on the front porch of Tico Adobe, Main Street.

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Ventura City Hall at corner of Main Street and California. Angel of Mercy Statue in view in from of City Hall.

Oak Street, Ventura, 1887
Looking down Oak St. in Ventura. There are horse drawn carriages in the street and people are visible standing and walking. Bank of Ventura is on the right hand side and a brick building is on the left, possibly Revere House. Many business signs are…

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…

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."

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hotel Ventura postcard
Exterior view of Hotel Ventura at the corner of California and Main Streets in Ventura possibly illustrated rather than a photograph. There are cars parked in the street in front of the hotel, a five-story building with the first floor shared with…
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