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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…

Adolfo Camarillo and Abe Hobson on Horseback
Adolfo Camarillo and Abe Hobson both seated on horseback. Adolfo Camarillo is astride one of his distinctive Camarillo White Horses. Abe Hobson is riding a black horse. Other people, horses, and an automobile are visible behind the two men.

Adrian G. Wood
Full portrait of Adrian G. Wood (Buddy Wood) outdoors. He has a pipe in his mouth and wears a bucket hat and bib overalls. He appears to be ready do put on a jacket, and he also has what appears to be a freshly caught fish in one hand. A car is in…

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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Anna Inadomi With Her Children
This image shows Anna Inadomi posing for a photo with her young children, Iris, Jean, and George. They are on a lawn, and Anna is crouched down hugging Iris and Jean. George stands next to them. There is a fence behind them and a shadow in the…

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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Anthony D. Real
Full portrait of Anthony Duarte Real as a young man. He is wearing a gray suit, and a light-colored tie. He is holding a white cap in his right hand. He is looking directly at the viewer. Museum records indicate he is buried in Assumption Cemetery in…

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…

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Men, women, and children gather for a group photo under an apricot pitting shed during a day of work. A row of young boys is sitting in the front row.

Arvella Vorbeck Leaning against Cannon
Arvella Vorbeck leans on a cannon, one arm resting on the cannon, in Plaza Park in Ventura. She looks at the viewer. She is wearing a cloche hat and gloves and a dark colored outfit and pumps. Park surroundings visible in background.

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Avenue School, 1890
Class picture of students at the Avenue School, Silas E. Coleman, teacher. Names of students are listed on the back of the photo.
Back of photo transcribed text:
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Avenue School 1890, Silas E. Coleman, teacher
Extreme lower left - T. A.…

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

Basketmakers and Little Girl on Mission Steps
Two Chumash women basket makers pose in the sun on the San Buenaventura Mission steps. Between them sits a little girl. Left to right: Apolonia Guzman, Soraida Garcia, Petra. The women are smiling at the camera. Bottom of photo reads "In the Sun."

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…

Boxmakers at Blanchard Packinghouse in Santa Paula
Four male boxmakers (wooden crates for lemons) group portrait. The men are standing in front of boxes piled high. One man holds a box in one hand. Men are: Phillipe (possibly Felipe) Lopez, Jesus Gonzales, Leon Preciado and Enrique Vela. Location is…

Charles L. Hall Sr.
Full body snapshot of Charles Louis Hall Sr. standing on the sidewalk facing the photographer. He is wearing a suit and a hat.

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Charles Petit, Ventura Councilman and Mayor
Photo of Charles W. Petit, dressed in a suit, tie, and hat standing next to Hill Cross. Grant Park in the background.

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Chautauqua, Ventura
Chautauqua building in Ventura with an automobile, a horse and buggy, and several people standing in front. A little girl is running on the right side of photo.

Chumash Basketmakers and Little Girl on Mission Steps
Two Chumash women basket makers and a little girl on the San Buenaventura Mission steps. One woman is visible from the side only and the other is smiling at the camera. Photograph identifies them on a caption at the bottom of photo reading:…

Claudina L.D. Real & Maria Y.D. Ruiz
3/4 portrait in oval frame of Claudina Lugo Duarte Real and Maria Ygnacia Duarte Ruiz (seated). Real is wearing a black dress with a lace collar, black gloves and a black hat. Ruiz is wearing a black dress with a white collar. Both young women are…

Clyde and Kitty Wykoff
Full portrait of Clyde Wykoff and Kitty Wykoff, standing in an orchard in Nordhoff. They were Ventura County pioneers.

Coach Roy Haslett
Portrait of two men standing in a field with what appears to be a school in the distance. Both men are wearing suits with vests and ties as well as hats. The man on the left is holding a small book or pamphlet, the man on the right had a ribbon…

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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.

Creek Scene, Matilija Hot Springs postcard
A group of women in long dresses or skirts and wide brimmed hats stand around a creek at Matilija Springs. A man lays on a rock looking into the creek. The caption on the top right states: Creek Scene, Matilija Hot Springs, Ventura Co.,…

Cross on the Hill
A large crowd gathers in front of the cross on the hill in present day (2022) Grant Park in Ventura. Men, women, and children are present, all wearing hats. Many people hold parasols. Museum notes refer to this being "Admission Day", the day the…
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