:: Avery Edwin Field List of Photographs

Listing of Photographs

Print Nr. & Description (text in quotation marks follows caption on photo)

UCR Numbers

  1. Colton Cement Company Employee Picnic/BBQ
    88 cm
  2. Date palm farm in Coachella Valley (Thermal), 1935.
    (Cook-Narbone-Homes). (See also photos 31, 38, 107, 112, 116, 132, 150, 159)
    94 cm
  3. "Annual Meeting of Dairy Department of Riverside County Farm
    Bureau at Mr. Dupee's Rosemore Ranch, Riverside, California, January 23, 1924"
    91 cm
  4. Idyllwild Inn or Keene Camp
    44 cm
  5. Funeral of Hatsuye Iseda, 9 November, the eleventh year of
    Showa (1936), Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside. Caption in Japanese translates as "Deceased Iseda Hatsuye, funeral, Olivewood Cemetery, Showa 11, Month 11, Day 9, 4:00 pm"
    Miss Iseda was the sister of Gyosuke Iseda, the informal "mayor" of Riverside's Japanese community in the post-war period.
    82 cm, framed copy
  6. Hospital Farm buildings complex near Arlington, Riverside.
    57 cm
  7. Riverside Rotary Club luncheon in the St. Francis Atrium of
    the Mission Inn, c. 1934. Host Frank A. Miller is to the left of the flag. Opera star Marcella Craft is at Miller's table, five places to the right of the "Master of the Inn."
    91 cm
  8. "Rajah Pilgrimage to San Francisco, Riverside, California,
    June 1922." A Masonic group from Reading, Penn. With band instruments at the Mission Inn.
    88 cm
  9. California YMCA Older Boys' Conference. Group shot in front
    of Carnegie Library, Riverside.
    94 cm
  10. "Irrigation Districts Association of California , Mission Inn,
    Riverside, California, October 11 – 13, 1938." Group posing in the St. Francis Atrium.
    100 cm
  11. Lake ? [There are pines and snow on hill in distance. Lake Arrowhead? Big Bear? Lake Hemet?]
    99 cm
  12. Structural Engineers Association Annual Conference group
    posing alongside of the swimming pool at the Mission Inn. (See also photo 152)
    78 cm
  13. Interior of a fruit packing house (fruit seems to be dates).
    32 cm
  14. Funeral of Yurika Tani at Olivewood Cemetery. Japanese caption
    translates: "Deceased Tani Yurika, Funeral Memorial, Showa ??, Month 3, Day ?, Riverside City, Olivewood Cemetery"
    74 cm
  15. A group of African American soldiers pose at Camp Haan , 1942.
    (3 European American officers got to sit in chairs) (See also photo 136)
    100 cm
  16. Group of cadets at March Field. (From uniforms, WWI-era)
    The U.S. Army Air Services opened March Field as a pilot training facility on 1 March 1918. During the first five months of operations, cadets logged 35,000 flight hours without a casualty. In the early 1920s March Field was deactivated. It was reopened in 1927 and greatly expanded in 1931. (See also photos 21, 47, 99, W12)
    107 cm
  17. Residence in Arlington Heights
    56 cm
  18. A large number of military-looking tents at La Sierra Academy
    (present-day La Sierra University), early 1940s. (Autos date to 1939)
    43 cm
  19. View from the grounds of the homes of brothers Leroy and
    Lamonte Simms, Mount Rubidoux Dr., Riverside, c. 1926.
    The newly completed Mediterranean style house on Little Mount Rubidoux, at the left side of the photograph, was designed by architect Robert H. Spurgeon, Jr., for his parents. Spurgeon was responsible for much of Riverside's luxurious residential architecture from 1922 until his untimely death in 1931, at age 37.
    87 cm, framed copy
  20. Banner reads: "Purchasing Agents Association of Los Angeles,
    Factory Visit to Riverside Portland Cement Co. Plant via Moreland Motor Busses." 24 January 1925
    94 cm
  21. Cadets at March Field. (From evidence of uniforms, WWI-era)
    The U.S. Army Air Services opened March Field as a pilot training facility on 1 March 1918. During the first five months of operations, cadets logged 35,000 flight hours without a casualty. In the early 1920s March Field was deactivated. It was reopened in 1927 and greatly expanded beginning in 1931. (See also photos 16, 47, 99, W12)
    79 cm
  22. Riverside High School Class of 1921
    98 cm
  23. Group of people in front of a building. (Shorter version of photo 68)
    73 cm
  24. Senior class outside the Girls' High School, Riverside , 1
    November 1916. This immense 1902 Mission Revival school building occupied the entire block bounded by Ninth, Tenth, Lemon, and Lime Streets. The sexes had separate high schools in Riverside from 1912 to 1924 and both parents and educators fretted over the influence of automobiles on the behavior of local youths.
    55 cm, framed copy
  25. Victoria Avenue and the Arlington Heights Citrus Belt,
    Riverside, late 1920s. The Gage Canal brought water from the Santa Ana River in the 1880s to make possible the agricultural development of the dry Highlands southeast or Riverside. They became one of the world's great citrus producing areas. Fully landscaped drives and elegant grove homes characterized Arlington Heights by the time of this photograph.
    94 cm, framed copy
  26. "Mecca Pilgrimage to San Francisco, Riverside, California ,
    June 1922." Group of Shriners at the Mission Inn.
    92 cm
  27. "Mecca Pilgrimage to San Francisco, Riverside, California ,
    June 1922." Group of Shriners at the Mission Inn.
    94 cm
  28. A group of Shriners and wives pose at the Mission Inn, 1922.
    94 cm
  29. Cattle on the Rohrbacher of Liberty Ranch, Nuevo, 1920s.
    98 cm, framed copy
  30. San Jacinto Valley. [Image much degraded.]
    103 cm
  31. Date ranch, Thermal, 1925. (Cook-Narvonne-Homes)
    The date industry started in the United States when Bernard B. Johnson brought shoots of the Deglet Noor variety from Algeria to the Coachella Valley in 1903. (See also photos 2, 38, 107, 112, 116, 132, 150, 159)
    101 cm, framed copy
  32. Golden State Cannery, Hemet, c.1920.
    The completion of the Hemet Dam in 1895 allowed the irrigation and intensive cultivation of the San Jacinto Valley . High value fruit orchards and canneries came to characterize the region. (See also photo W20)
    38 cm
  33. South Lierny Camp
    31 cm
  34. Deep Well Guest Ranch, two miles southeast of the village of
    Palm Springs, 1930. This resort was started in 1928 when rancher Charles Doyle converted an apricot drying shed into guest quarters. It was unique in catering to families with young children. By the time this photograph was taken, the resort had a "pre-kindergarten school" with its own "experienced teacher."
    101 cm, framed copy
  35. Village of Declez in the Jurupa Hills.
    93 cm
  36. Citrus groves in a valley.
    52 cm
  37. A rural valley with watercourse. [Right of image degraded]
    59 cm
  38. Thermal, California, Narbonne Ranch Date Garden , 1925. (See also photos 2, 31, 107, 112, 116, 132, 150, 159)
    105 cm
  39. A packing house.
    97 cm
  40. Japanese funeral. Japanese caption translates: "Deceased Koto
    Tozo, Funeral Memorial, Showa 12, Month 8, Day 17, Olivewood Cemetery." English caption: "Tozo Koto, Olivewood Cemetery, August 17, 1937"
    49 cm
  41. Ø
  42. Three laborers in a date palm grove.
    51 cm
  43. Citrus grove and irrigation canal. House in distance.
    46 cm
  44. Lake Hemet and its dam.
    50 cm
  45. "Skip Fordyce's Fourth Annual Party, June 4, 1944."
    Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce, settled in Riverside in 1941.
    Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 54, 67, 76, 139, 161, W19)
    96 cm
  46. Group posed at the Southern California Rally (motorcycle), 31
    August 1946 in Corona. (See also photo 130)
    96 cm
  47. Group of cadets posed in front of building at March Field (from the uniforms, WWI-era). The U.S. Army Air Services opened March Field as a pilot training facility on 1 March 1918. During the first five months of operations, cadets logged 35,000 flight hours without a casualty. In the early 1920s March Field was deactivated. It was reopened in 1927 and greatly expanded beginning in 1931. (See also photos 16, 21, 99, W12)
    107 cm
  48. "Rajah Pilgrimage to San Francisco, Riverside, California,
    June 1922." Group of shiners with band from reading, Pennysylvania, pose at the Mission Inn.
    93 cm
  49. "Van Luven Family Reunion, Pioneer Park, San Bernardino,
    California, June, 2, 1935, Field Studios."
    80 cm
  50. "Pacific Coast Electrical Association, 30 th Birthday
    Convention, Mission Inn, Riverside, California, June 4, 5, 6, 1947, Field Studios, Riverside." Group in front of Carnegie Library.
    102 cm
  51. Group displaying the flag of Maine pose in the Mission Inn
    Court of the Birds.
    76 cm
  52. The Rincon Area and Lower Santa Ana Canyon, late 1930s.
    This photograph was taken prior to the 1941 construction of the Prado Dam and Flood Control Basin by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. State Highway 18 (now Highway 91) winds through the canyon towards Orange County. The design of the Prado Dam was compromised by long-standing disputes between Riverside and Orange counties over water rights to the Santa Ana River. The dam serves no real irrigation purpose and gives only partial flood protection to downriver communities. The town of Rincon was destroyed to build the dam. (See also photos 60, 77, 105, 149)
    99 cm
  53. A group of people (workers and family) sit in folding chairs
    to listen to speaker(s) on outdoor stage. Seems to be on grounds of the Crestmore Plant. (Same/similar shot as photo 175, but worse lighting)
    73 cm
  54. "Skip Fordyce's Fifth Annual Party, June 3, 1945"
    Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce settled in Riverside in 1941.
    Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 67, 76, 139, 161, W19)
    108 cm
  55. Carnegie Library, Riverside.
    47 cm
  56. Citrus grove in Southeast Riverside. The Benedict Castle is
    visible in the distance.
    95 cm
  57. Citrus groves
    104 cm
  58. Painted Hills. Three men visible in shot.
    102 cm
  59. Citrus groves. Palm lined drive leads to house in distance.
    [Top of image distorted.]
    83 cm
  60. The lower Santa Ana Canyon, 1930s
    This photograph was taken prior to the 1941 construction of the Prado Dam and Flood Control Basin by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. State Highway 18 (now Highway 91) winds through the canyon towards Orange County. The design of the Prado Dam was compromised by long-standing disputes between Riverside and Orange counties over water rights to the Santa Ana River. The dam serves no real irrigation purpose and gives only partial flood protection to downriver communities. The town of Rincon was destroyed to build the dam. (See also photos 52, 77, 105, 149)
    94 cm
  61. Second Blythe Intake on the Colorado River, mid-1910s
    This irrigation work, built by Arizona contractor Frank Murphy in 1905, made possible the agricultural development of the Palo Verde Valley.
    -- cm, framed copy
  62. The Westmoreland Tract on Magnolia Avenue. Westmoreland St.
    was renamed Rosewood St. and ran west from Brockton Avenue. (See also photo 110)
    85 cm
  63. Collins Lemon Grove. Three men visible in grove.
    65 cm
  64. Collins Lemon Grove.
    39 cm
  65. Citrus groves, irrigation canal in foreground, houses in middleground.
    60 cm
  66. Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe train cars with loads of gravel
    at quarry. Cars are decorated patriotically.
    85 cm
  67. Skip Fordyce's Annual Party, undated.
    Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce settled in Riverside in 1941.
    Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 54, 76, 139, 161, W19)
    103 cm
  68. Group of people in front of a building. (Longer version of photo 23)
    99 cm
  69. Date farm showing residence with vine-covered arbor, 4 people,
    dog, and car.
    48 cm
  70. Mead Sunset Acres. Horse, cattle in valley. House on bluff.
    79 cm
  71. "25th Bi-Annual Southern California Fire Chiefs Club, Mission
    Inn, Riverside, California, January 14, 1939." Group posing in the St. Francis Atrium.
    94 cm
  72. Tahquitz Lodge, San Jacinto Mountains, 1920s.
    Although vacation in the San Jacinto Mountains began as early as the 1870s, it was not until paved, two-way mountain roads were built in the 1920s that a full-fledged vacation economy developed in and around Idyllwild.
    58 cm, framed copy
  73. Groundbreaking for the Neighbors of Woodcraft Retirement Home, Riverside, mid-1920s. The graceful Mission Revival complex built on this site along Magnolia Avenue housed the fraternal order's elderly from 1926 until 1952. Late in 1954 the complex was purchased as the new home of California Baptist College (now California Baptist University). The famous Sherman Institute Band poses at the far side of this photograph.
    95 cm, framed copy
  74. A lake.
    104 cm
  75. Motorcycle Rally, Riverside, 30 August 1941.
    90 cm
  76. Skip Fordyce's Annual Party. Group with some motorcycles,
    undated. Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce settled in Riverside in 1941. Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 54, 67, 139, 161, W19)
    96 cm
  77. Santa Ana Canyon. (See also photos 52, 60, 105, 149)
    103 cm
  78. Prenda Sermon House, c. 1920s. (See also 133)
    56 cm
  79. Scene on Mt. Rubidoux. (See also photos 108, 122, 179)
    42 cm
  80. Farm buildings, grove of trees, and irrigation ditches.
    55 cm
  81. Gravel Quarry/Cement Factory (See also photo 66)
    85 cm
  82. Riverside Community Hospital, 14th and Market Streets.
    Designed by Myron Hunt and built in 1937.
    79 cm
  83. A large crowd listens to a speaker at the Fairmount Park Bandshell.
    67 cm
  84. Mathis Home.
    30 cm
  85. Grove of trees in Perris Valley with assorted agricultural buildings.
    98 cm
  86. View of the San Jacinto Valley. Farmhouse, barn, misc. outbuildings.
    101 cm
  87. Grove of trees in Perris Valley.
    99 cm
  88. Banning Tuberculosis Sanitarium, c. 1920
    After the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882, Riverside County's foothill and desert areas became part of Southern California's great "sanitarium belt." Treatment called for isolating patients in dry climates at high altitudes. (See also photos 93, 174)
    77 cm
  89. View of the Soboba Hot Springs area, 1924.
    42 cm
  90. Construction of the Santa Fe Railroad Depot, Riverside, 1917.
    Cresmer Manufacturing Co., Builders. (See also photos 141, 151)
    50 cm
  91. Large industrial building faced with much corrugated steel. Stacks of crates outside.
    101 cm
  92. "Nineteenth Annual Convention, California Section, American
    Water Works Association, Riverside, California, October 26-29, 1938, Field Photo." Group posing in front of Municipal Auditorium.
    74 cm

  93. Banning Tuberculosis Sanitarium, c. 1920. After the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882, Riverside County's foothill and desert areas became part of Southern California's great "sanitarium belt." Treatment called for isolating patients in dry climates at high altitudes. (See also photos 88, 174)
    69 cm, framed copy
  94. View of the ranch showing house, barns, various outbuildings,
    equipment, and cows.
    94 cm
  95. Desert scene, possibly Whitewater River near Palm Springs .
    94 cm
  96. Scene along Highway 111 near Palm Springs.
    100 cm, 2 copies
  97. Grove of trees (possibly near Santa Ana Riverbottom).
    88 cm
  98. Church Group in Nuevo, late 1910s. Various buildings visible
    including Nuevo Mercantile Co.
    104 cm, framed copy
  99. Group of cadets at March Field. One building visible in
    background (from uniforms, WWI-era). The U.S. Army Air Services opened March Field as a pilot training facility on 1 March 1918. During the first five months of operations, cadets logged 35,000 flight hours without a casualty. In the early 1920s March Field was deactivated. It was reopened in 1927 and greatly expanded beginning in 1931. (See also photos 16, 21, 47, W12)
    90 cm
  100. Looking down on a valley with citrus groves, Riverside .
    Houses in midst of groves, palm lined roads.
    -- cm
  101. M.H. Simon Undertaking. SW corner of 11th and Orange Streets.
    Built c. 1925 and designed by G. Stanley Wilson. (See also photo 180)
    80 cm
  102. Mission Inn.
    41 cm
  103. Copeland Home and Grounds, Riverside.
    91 cm
  104. Cloyne Court, Riverside, c. 1930s. A bungalow courtyard.
    57 cm
  105. Lower Santa Ana Canyon
    This photograph was taken prior to the 1941 construction of the Prado Dam and Flood Control Basin by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. State Highway 18 (now Highway 91) winds through the canyon towards Orange County. The design of the Prado Dam was compromised by long-standing disputes between Riverside and Orange counties over water rights to the Santa Ana River. The dam serves no real irrigation purpose and gives only partial flood protection to downriver communities. The town of Rincon was destroyed to build the dam. (See also photos 52, 60, 77, 149)
    96 cm
  106. Citrus Groves, Riverside. Might be Mt. Rubidoux in the distance.
    101 cm
  107. Date Palm Grove. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 112, 116, 132, 150, 159)
    33 cm
  108. Scene on Mt. Rubidoux. Shows road, waterfall, rustic gate. (See also photos 79, 122, 179)
    66 cm
  109. Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company, Alberhill, 1917.
    Important clay and coal deposits were discovered in this locale east of Lake Elsinore in the 1880s. This firm was the largest and most successful of the clay products manufacturers. Much of Los Angeles was built with bricks, pipes, and tiles from this company.
    71 cm
    framed copy
  110. Westmoreland Tract, Riverside, Wood Streets neighborhood. (See also photo 62)
    96 cm
  111. Resort. (Gilman Hot Springs?) (See photos 114, 154)
    46 cm
  112. Grove of date palms. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 107, 116, 132, 150, 159)
    43 cm
  113. William Willow Brook Ranch, or Clapp Sycamore Acres.
    95 cm
  114. Gilman Hot Springs? Grove of trees with various buildings. (See also photos 111, 154)
    105 cm
  115. San Jacinto Valley and River. Looking South. Soboba Hot
    Springs at lower left.
    84 cm
  116. Date palm grove. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 107, 112, 132, 150, 159)
    100 cm
  117. Farmstead in the San Jacinto Valley. Shows house, stables,
    outbuildings.
    39 cm
  118. Two of the earliest buildings at La Sierra Academy (now La
    Sierra University), Gladwyn Hall and South Hall, October 1922.
  119. "La Sierra Academy, Arlington, California, December 1922." The
    first class at La Sierra Academy. Today's La Sierra University opened as a Seventh Day Adventist boarding school for high school students in the fall of 1922, on 330 acres of the Hole Ranch. Conditions were primitive – the 136 students shared four washbasins and worked 12 hours a week at the campus to defray their educational costs. In 1927 the school was elevated to junior college status and in 1942 granted its first four-year degrees.
    73 cm, framed copy
  120. Universalist Unitarian Church and the First Congregational
    Church at the corner of Seventh (now Mission Inn Ave.) and Lemon Streets, Riverside.
  121. "De Anza Caballeros 9th Annual Ride, April 10–16, 1949,
    Calexico to Riverside." Group lined up on horseback. [Ends distorted.]
    99 cm
  122. Scene on Mt. Rubidoux. Shows road, waterfall, plaques, rustic
    gate. (See also photos 79, 108, 179)
    62 cm
  123. Riverside High School Class of 1921
    104 cm
  124. Farm in Nuevo of Lakeview area. Shows house, barn, poultry
    coop, lots of chickens, and various outbuildings.
    96 cm
  125. Mathis home showing fields.
    31 cm
  126. "Indianapolis Special, National Association of Credit Men.
    Managed by Mr. & Mrs. Vernon Hinkle. Photo by Avery Edwin Field, Riverside, California." Train immediately behind group.
    89 cm
  127. Houses and other structures along side of an irrigation canal.
    Trees in background. Hills in distance.
    56 cm
  128. "All New England Elks." Glenwood Mission Inn. Riverside,
    California. July 1921. Photo by Avery Edwin Field.
    84 cm
  129. Goss Court . Bungalow courtyard, Riverside.
    81 cm
  130. "Southern California Rally, August 31, September 1 and 2,
    1946, Corona, California." Motorcycle rally. (See also 46)
    96 cm
  131. Howard Rose Nursery, Hemet.
    95 cm
  132. Grove of date palms. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 107, 112, 116, 150, 159)
    56 cm
  133. Prenda Sermon House. (See also photo 78)
    42 cm
  134. Residence in Arlington Heights, Riverside.
    47 cm
  135. Knights Templar of Riverside Commandery 28 in front of the
    Riverside County Courthouse, c. 1910.
    Riverside's Masonic and other fraternal orders loomed large in the city's early history. They provided important insurance and other membership benefits prior to Social Security. Many of these groups were weakened numerically and financially by the impact of World War I and the influenza epidemic of 1918/19. Banner reads: "Riverside Commandery 28 KT, Riverside, Cal."
    87 cm
  136. "Company C, 47th Quartermaster Regiment. Camp Haan,
    California." (See also photo 15, same group, another shot)
    79 cm
  137. M.H. Simon Undertaking. SW corner of 11th and Orange Streets.
    Built c. 1925 and designed by G. Stanley Wilson. Also shows Masonic Temple. (See also photo 101)
    88 cm
  138. County Farm, Arlington, Riverside. Shows various buildings.
    97 cm
  139. Skip Fordyce's Third Annual Party, June 13, 1943."
    Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce settled in Riverside in 1941. Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 54, 67, 76, 161, W19)
    96 cm
  140. Scene on a farmstead showing various structures and items of
    equipment including horsedrawn wagonloads of hay lined up for baling in the hay baler.
    47 cm
  141. The Riverside Santa Fe Railroad Depot under construction,
    1917. (Same as photo 151; see also 90)
    50 cm
  142. A citrus grove in a valley. Some structures visible in the distance.
    47 cm
  143. Newspaper staff dressed for De Anza Days in front of the
    Enterprise building on Eighth Street (now University Avenue), Riverside, early 1940s. The Bayley Backstrand Company building is also visible in photograph.
    43 cm, framed copy
  144. Palm Canyon.
    51 cm
  145. "Syria Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania . San
    Francisco Pilgrimage, Blue Special. Riverside, California, June 5, 1922." Group at Mission Inn.
    94 cm
  146. "Mr. Toraichi Shibata's Funeral, March 15, 1941, Olivewood
    Cemetery, Riverside, California."
    76 cm
  147. Cash Ranch, c. 1923. Hog farm.
    88 cm
  148. Desert scene with "Painted Hills Oil Well No. 1" indicated
    with an arrow.
    99 cm
  149. Site of del Prado Dam. (See also photos 52, 60, 77, 105)
    101 cm
  150. Date palm grove. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 107, 112, 116, 132, 159)
    85 cm
  151. The Riverside Santa Fe Railroad Station under construction,
    1917. (Same as photo 141; see also 90)
    47 cm, 2 copies
  152. Structural Engineers Association Annual Conference. Group
    posing along side of the Mission Inn swimming pool. (See also photo 12)
    83 cm
  153. "Philip Kline Tour, Mission Inn, Riverside, California, July 19, 1931."
    90 cm
  154. Resort, cabins amongst pines. Gilman? (see also photos 111, 114)
    45 cm
  155. McCully subdivision in the Wood Streets Neighborhood, along
    Magnolia Avenue south of the Tequesquite Arroyo, late 1910s.
    The 1912-13 "bridging" of the Tequesquite Arroyo by the
    Magnolia Avenue fill and the building of Polytechnic High School on bluff south of the Arroyo encouraged the suburban development of the "Wood Streets" area of Riverside. Delayed by World War I, the real building boom occurred there in in the 1920s. This photograph was taken from Fairfax Avenue, now on the Riverside Community College campus. The grove across Magnolia is now the site of Central Middle School.
    98 cm, framed copy
  156. "Alee and Al Sihah Pilgrimage to San Francisco, Riverside,
    California, June 1922." Group at railroad station.
    85 cm
  157. "Gottfried Krueger Association, Pacific Coast and Alaska Tour,
    May 29 – June 30, 1925. Mission Inn, Riverside, California." Group posing in the Mission Inn's Court of the Birds.
    100 cm
  158. Funeral, probably Japanese, at Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside.
    Two officiants wear Buddhist vestments over Western attire. (Another shot of same funeral is 169)
    89 cm
  159. Date palm grove. Small shack visible in grove. (See also photos 2, 31, 38, 107, 112, 116, 132, 150)
    100 cm
  160. Cash Ranch, hog farm. The year 1923 appears on auto license
    plate. Lots of pigs.
    88 cm
  161. Skip Fordyce's Annual Party.
    Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce settled in Riverside in 1941. Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 54, 67, 76, 139, W19)
    94 cm
  162. Packing house (maybe dates) with railroad siding, horsedrawn
    wagons, and autos in scene. Building faced with corrugated steel. (See also photo 189)
    50 cm
  163. Howard Rose Nursery.
    112 cm
  164. Gilman Hot Springs? Shows "cabins," bridge, autos.
    49 cm
  165. Riverside County Farm. Arlington, Riverside. Shows large building.
    45 cm
  166. Water association convention at the Mission Inn in 1951. Group
    posed alongside of swimming pool.
    73 cm
  167. North Main Street, the road between Riverside and Colton, late
    1910s. A group of New Mexicans first colonized this area south
    of the Santa Ana River in 1845. Their settlement of La Placita
    was at the western base of La Loma Hills, shown here in the middle distance. The great flood of 1862 destroyed their village
    and replaced rich topsoil with sand. Thereafter, agriculture in the area was limited to vineyards and dairies.
    103 cm, framed copy
  168. Wineville? Flood control channel?
    100 cm
  169. Funeral, probably Japanese, at Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside.
    (Another shot of same funeral is 158)
    92 cm
  170. Safeway employees' picnic.
    72 cm
  171. Cement factory at Slover Mountain. (See also photo 173)
    50 cm
  172. Funeral, probably Japanese, Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside.
    1940 on auto license plate.
    71 cm
  173. Cement factory at Slover Mountain. (See also photo 171)
    98 cm
  174. Banning Tuberculosis Sanitarium.
    After the discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus in 1882, Riverside County 's foothill and desert areas became part of Southern California's great "sanitarium belt." Treatment called for isolating patients in dry climates at high altitudes. (See also photos 88, 93)
    48 cm
  175. A group of people (workers and family) sit in folding chairs
    to listen to speaker(s) on outdoor stage. Seems to be on grounds of the Crestmore Plant. (Same/similar shot as photo 53, but better lighting)
    80 cm
  176. ø
  177. Grove of trees in Perris Valley
    101 cm
  178. "Southern Pacific 100% Club, Riverside, California, November 27, 1921." Group at Mission Inn.
    70 cm
  179. Scene on Mt. Rubidoux. Shows road, waterfall, plaques, rustic gate. (See also photos 79, 108, 122)
    60 cm
  180. M.H. Simon Undertaking. SW corner of 11th and Orange Streets. Built c. 1925 and designed by G. Stanley Wilson. Also shows Masonic Temple. (See also photo 101)
    79 cm
  181. "The Pioneers Picnic. Corona, California, May 4, 1936."
    98 cm
  182. LaRue Ranch, Perris Valley, 1910s.
    Shows barn, house, windmill, horsedrawn haywagons, various outbuildings. (See also photo W10)
    104 cm
  183. Collins Lemon Grove. (Now site of UCR)
    102 cm
  184. Riverside Athletic Group lunches at Mission Inn. (2 parts due perhaps to torn a & b negative.)
  185. "Takujuro Nishimoto Funeral, Riverside, California, December 7, 1946."
    82 cm
  186. "Sixty Sixth Annual Convention, California State Grange, Riverside, California, October 18 – 21, 1938." Group posing in front of Municipal Auditorium.
    95 cm, framed copy
  187. Mathis home
    30 cm
  188. ø
  189. Packing house (maybe dates) with horsedrawn wagons, and autos in scene. Building faced with corrugated steel. (See also photo 162)
    52 cm
  190. Highgrove? Shows citrus grove, hills in distance.
    100 cm
  191. Citrus groves. Houses interspersed.
    98 cm
  192. Citrus groves. Arlington Heights?
    96 cm
  193. Citrus groves, houses. (Might be Box Springs Mountains in distance.)
    98 cm
  194. Citrus? Groves.
    98 cm
  195. Farm structures amongst citrus grove.
    92 cm
  196. Grove of fruit trees.
    106 cm
  197. Eucalyptus on hills above citrus groves. Shows several houses. Riverside ? (See also photo 198)
    100 cm
  198. Eucalyptus on hills above citrus groves. Shows several houses. Riverside ? (See also photo 197)
    99 cm
  199. Newly planted [citrus] grove from atop cistern. (See also photo 201) 99 cm
  200. Eucalyptus in foreground, houses, groves, hills in distance. 98 cm
  201. Newly planted [citrus] grove. (See also photo 199)
    -- cm

Whelan Numbers (W)

  1. The new Citrus Experiment Station under construction, Riverside, 1917. The Station was moved to this location from much smaller quarters at the base of Mount Rubidoux. In 1931 a north wing was added to the buildings at the right. The college that was to become the University of California, Riverside, opened this site in 1954. The intersecting roads are Pennsylvania Avenue and Box Springs Road, the latter roughly following the route of today's Interstate 215.
  2. City Police Officers and Police Reserve in front of the Carnegie Library, Riverside, 1918.
  3. The Dedication of the Statue of Juan Bautista de Anza, Newman Park, Riverside, 19 May 1940. Erected to honor the Spanish explorer and colonizer who brought expeditions through the Tequesquite Arroyo in 1774 and 1775, this statue was a joint project of the Riverside Art Association and the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). The dedication began the civic tradition of the De Anza Days Fiesta, which was held in Riverside for several years during the 1940s.
  4. Financial District, Eighth (now University Avenue) and Main Streets, Riverside, 1916.
  5. Press and Enterprise newspaper boys at Sixth and Market Streets, Riverside, 1940s.
  6. Doughboys in front of the Loring Building, Riverside, 1917. Riverside sent 2,348 of its sons into active duty during World War I and suffered 87 fatalities.
  7. Palm Springs in the 1930s. In the foreground is Nellei Coffman's famous Desert Inn, now the site of the Desert Inn Fashion Plaza and the Desert Museum.
  8. Looking across Fern Valley to Lily Rock, near present-day Idyllwild, undated.
  9. Main Coachella, late 1910s.
  10. La Rue Ranch, Perris Valley, 1910s. (See also 182)
  11. Company A, 265th Quartermaster Battalion, Camp Haan, 1942. During World War II, Camp Haan, a 1,500 acre anti-aircraft artillery installation, stretched for three miles along Highway 395, opposite March Field. After the war, a portion of the camp became Arnold Heights, a housing development for Air Force families. Since 1978 the Riverside National Cemetery has occupied some of the former camp's site.
  12. Flying cadets, March Aviation Field, 1921. The U.S. Army Air Services opened March Field as a pilot training facility on 1 March 1918. During the first five months of operations, cadets logged 35,000 flight hours without a casualty. Shortly after this photograph was taken, March Field was deactivated. It was reopened in 1927 and greatly expanded beginning in 1931. (See also 16, 21, 47, 99)
  13. Moreno Valley from the Roof of the Alessandro Station, 1917. Avery Field took a series of panoramas, probably as part of the successful campaign mounted by Frank Miller and the Riverside Chamber of Commerce to secure U.S. Army aviation field for the area. March Aviation Field was opened the next year, to the right of the Santa Fe Line and the Riverside-Perris Road.
  14. Lakeland Olive Ranch, south shore of Lake Elsinore, 1917. When this tract was purchased by Claude Henry Albers of St. Louis in the mid-1890s and developed as an olive ranch, local residents laughingly called it "Albers' Folly." But Albers got the last laugh. His groves and Elsinore cannery not only proved to be highly profitable but also fostered Riverside County's olive industry. His daughter and son-in-law later moved the cannery to Riverside and marketed one of their product lines under the name "Albers' Folly."
  15. Christian Endeavor State Convention, Riverside, 1917. This convention, enticed to Riverside by subsidies from the City and County governments, brought over 4,000 young people to Riverside. The packinghouse of the Fay Fruit Company on Seventh Street, shown here, was converted into a giant auditorium. This was the largest convention ever held in Riverside to that date, and most of the town was involved in playing host. The boys of Polytechnic High School built the welcoming arch.
  16. Main San Jacinto, mid-1910s. This photograph shows the little city between two major earthquakes. Rebuilt after the 1899 earthquake, San Jacinto would require another rebuilding after the major trembler of 21 April 1918. The famous Vosburg Hotel, the second building from the left, also housed the public library.
  17. Boys' Gymnastics Class outside the Second YMCA Building, Riverside, c. 1920.
  18. Mission Indian Federation Convention, Riverside, 1924. The Mission Indians, who include members of California tribes converted to Christianity by Spanish missionaries, began organizing what would today be called a "civil rights group" in the 1890s. They had a strong ally in Jonathan Tibet, a Riverside real estate developer with a life-long fascination and sympathy for Native Americans. Tibbet, whose family's ranching interests in Southern California dated from the 1850s, appears in Californio costume at the center of the photograph. The ample grounds around his Riverside home were often used for gatherings of the Mission Indian Federation before Tibbet's death in 1930.
  19. Motorcycle Rally, Moreno Badlands, 1942. Motorcycling in Riverside County got a great boost when former
    stuntman, Stephen "Skip" Fordyce, settled in Riverside in 1941.
    Fordyce opened a motorcycle sales and repair shop on Market Street and began sponsoring cycle groups and events. A wild melee on the 4 July weekend of 1948 resulting from a race at the Box Springs Grade track brought Riverside nationwide notoriety and caused City officials to oppose further cycling events in the region. (See also photos 45, 54, 67, 76, 139, 161)
  20. Golden State Cannery, Hemet, c. 1920. The completion of the Hemet Dam in 1895 allowed the irrigation and intensive cultivation of the San Jacinto Valley. High value fruit orchards and canneries came to characterize the region. (See also UCR-32)

Provenance

The whereabouts of Avery Field's panoramic negatives remained a mystery for many years following his death in 1955. They were not part of the Field photographic archive obtained by the Special Collections Department of UCR's Rivera Library in 1980. In 1990 Mr. Robert Whelan, a Long Beach photographer specializing in panoramas, first notified the Local History Office at the Riverside Public Library that he had located a collection of Field's Cirkut camera negatives. The Public Library and UCR's Special Collections have subsequently worked together to acquire duplicate collections of some 218 of these unusual images, some of which are nearly 112 cm long.

Disposition

Housed in a flat file in the RLHRC.


 

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