Palm Canyon, San Jacinto Mountains
Los Angeles: Pierce & McConnell, (c.1893). Boudoir cabinet card. Albumen photograph [19 cm x 11.5 cm] / [7.5 " x 4.5"] on a black 'Pierce & McConnell' mount [21.5 cm x 13.5 cm] / [8.5" x 5.25"]. Gray back with a lengthy printed description of Southern California (from the Chamber of Commerce). Item #7072
Tinted view of front gate of a palatial estate with a home partially visible through the trees. Charles C. Pierce (1861-1946) was a pioneer Los Angeles photographer, who came to Los Angeles in 1886 from Chicago because of his health and remained until his death in 1946.
"The climate of Southern California constitutes the most important factor in its development, for the reason that to it the section owes the peculiarly valuable class of agricultural products which are grown for export, and it owes to it also its fame as a summer and winter resort, and as a place of refuge for those who either through age or a tendency to disease wish to flee from the rigors of the Eastern winter and spring."