Whittier Public Library Historical Photographs

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The Whittier Public Library's collection of historical photographs consists of photographic prints, physically owned by the library, donated piecemeal by various donors over the years. These are organized by subject, and document the growth of the Whittier community from the late 1880s to the present.

Whittier Public Library's Historical Photographs

Most of the photographs in this collection are available as high-resolution TIFF files, upon request and with a signed usage agreement.

Subjects include aerial views, agriculture, banks, businesses, cemeteries, churches, colleges, earthquake, fire department, Founders Day, hospitals, hotels, industry, libraries, music, newspapers, organizations, parks, people, Pío Pico, public buildings, public utilities, railroads, residences, Richard M. Nixon, schools, sports & recreation, streets, theaters, Whittier Hills, and Whittier Police Department.

Click on the link above, and then click "By Subject," to view the Whittier Public Library's collection of historical photographs.

STR-010. Looking north on Greenleaf Avenue. Various business signs can be seen, including Saunders Bros. Cyclery and the What You Want Store. Courtesy Whittier Public Library Historical Photograph Collection.
STR-010. Looking north on Greenleaf Avenue. Various business signs can be seen, including Saunders Bros. Cyclery and the What You Want Store. Courtesy Whittier Public Library Historical Photograph Collection.