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Guide to the Art Album Collection (1880s – 1930s)

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Guide to the Art Album Collection (1880s – 1930s)

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This collection was assembled by an unknown individual. It was donated to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History in 2009 by Michael Hayes.


Number of Containers: 1 Box
Linear Feet: 0.5 Linear Feet


Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Archives
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


This collection contains a Metal Back Art Album. It has a red leather cover with the front and back covers are embossed with an image of an artist’s palette and paint brushes. The front cover is also embossed in gold “Art Album”. The pages of the album are wood toned cardboard. The photos are of a wide variety of men, women, and children that may be indicative of a photography studio’s display photograph album, however there are photos from at least two different studios of Santa Cruz – McKean’s and Baldwin’s. There are also several loose photos of a woman, a baby, and a home.


The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Preferred Citation

The Art Album Collection, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the head of Archives at MAH. Researchers may be responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use material not produced by museum personnel.

Process By

G. Gardner

Date Completed