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Putnam & Valentine


Administrative History

Putnam & Valentine was a photography studio in California.

Putnam & Valentine photographs of California, circa 1890s-1910s

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, June 26, 2008 (Putnam & Valentine; photography studio in Los Angeles, Calif.)

Biographies of Western Photographers, 1997: p. 134 (Putnam & Valentine; partnership of J.R. Putnam and W.S. Valentine)

Advertisement, Santa Ana Register, 1923 May 16: page 22 (Putnam Studios, Commercial and Pictorial Photographers, established 1891, successors to Putnam & Valentine, Studios, Pine Knot, Bear Valley, Calif., Laguna Beach, Calif., Aristo Building, 757 So. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles)

Earl Brines, "Putnam & Valentine" [unpublished article], 2001: page 2 (1895-1901, city directories list Putnam Commercial Photographers; Putnam & Valentine partnership formed at least 1901, first listing in city directory, 1902, John R. Putnam, Carlton O. Valentine, Arion Putnam, photographers, 79 Temple Bldg. Retain branch 252 Spring St.; John R. Putnam died in August 1913, Arion Putnam and Carlton O. Valentine continued to operate the Putnam & Valentine Studio until 1920)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Putnam & Valentine photographs of California

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 383
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 30 photographs of various locations in California, taken by Putnam & Valentine between the 1890s and the 1910s. Includes images of Los Angeles, Yosemite, San Francisco, and the Grand Canyon.

Dates: aproximately 1890s-1919