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Cold Storage House, November 10, 1920, ink on paper, 19.5 x 25.8 cm, Montecito, California. Sketched at the” old Home of Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson. Now home of Mr. & Mrs. Salisbury Field." (ESF.013.3433)

1920: Sketches from 100 Years Ago

September 24, 2020

For the Museum’s 100th blog, I thought it would be fun to look at sketches that Eva Scott Fenyes created 100 years ago. While Eva Read More »

PHS16-23 Eva Fenyes with dog

The Smart Set

September 9, 2020

  When Eva Fenyes took her four little dogs to their photo session at Kohler Photo Studio on East Colorado, Fairy, Prince, and Non se Read More »

An early postcard view of the Emery home at 707 South Orange Grove Avenue.

The Emery Home: from South Orange Grove to Green Street

August 25, 2020

Among the mansions that lined South Orange Grove Avenue at the turn of the century, the home at 707 has experienced a more varied history Read More »

The Catalina Casino, 2013. Highsmith, Carol M, photographer. The Catalina Casino, built on the site formerly known as Sugarloaf Point on Catalina Island off the coast of California. California Santa Catalina United States, 2013. May. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2013634824/.

Wrigley & Renton: Pasadenans on Catalina, Part II

August 3, 2020

This is the final article in a six-part series on “five Pasadenans who had a lasting effect on Catalina Island,” as documented by the late Read More »

Portraits of Wrigley and Renton

Wrigley & Renton: Pasadenans on Catalina, Part I

July 27, 2020

This is the fifth article in a six-part series on “five Pasadenans who had a lasting effect on Catalina Island,” as documented by the late Read More »

Portrait of Charles F. Holder, 1907. Photo by Frank G. Schumacher. (Courtesy of Pasadena Public Library, ppl_13999)

Charles F. Holder: A Pasadenan on Catalina

July 20, 2020

This is the fourth in a six-part series on “five Pasadenans who had a lasting effect on Catalina Island,” as documented by the late PMH Read More »

Peter Gano. Courtesy of Catalina Island Museum.

Peter Gano: A Pasadenan on Catalina

July 13, 2020

This is the third in a six-part series on “five Pasadenans who had a lasting effect on Catalina Island,” as documented by the late PMH Read More »

Portrait of Hancock Banning. Courtesy of the Catalina Island Museum.

Hancock Banning: A Pasadenan on Catalina

July 6, 2020

This is the second in a six-part series on “five Pasadenans who had a lasting effect on Catalina Island,” as documented by the late PMH Read More »

Watercolor of Catalina by Jae Giddings Carmichael

Five Pasadenans and Santa Catalina Island

June 29, 2020

“This is the story of five Pasadenans who have had a lasting effect on Santa Catalina Island,” noted then-Pasadena Historical Society (now Pasadena Museum of Read More »

The Durand home from Arlington Drive (Postcard Collection)

The Home with Gold Doorknobs

June 16, 2020

Arlington Garden continues to attract attention for its beautiful landscaping and variety of Mediterranean plants.  It was previously the scene of a noted garden more than Read More »