Neill Photo Album - Finding Aid
The Library, Special Collections
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521
Kathryn LaSala and Edith Butler, MA, CA
Date Collection Processed
Dates Covered by Collection
1908-1970s (date span)
1908-1913 (bulk dates)
Size of Collection
.5 cubic foot; 1 photo album (22.9 cm x 28.6 cm)
The album consists of 292 photographs pertaining to the Neill Family living in Scotia, Humboldt County, California, during the early 20th century. Images within the album reflect the everyday lives of the family including snapshots of Scotia, local residents and residences, Pacific Lumber Company's mill and operations, vacations taken, and trips into the surrounding forest
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce in any format, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
The album was in the possession of the Humboldt State University Library Special Collections prior to 1997.
The photographs in this album document the lives of the Neill Family members along with other residents of Scotia between the years of 1908-1913. The majority of the images contain a member of the Neill family as well as friends and other townspeople. Most images are set within the town of Scotia or in the forest surrounding the town.
The album is in fair condition with a worn suede cover and two loose images. One of the loose images is a portrait from the 1970s of the Cooke Family. The other image is a black and white portrait of Louis and Louise Neill. The majority of the images are black and white. Photographs are loosely organized in chronological order in an album with a portion of the images labeled and dated. In order to preserve the context in which the photographs were created and arranged, the album was left intact.
Subjects taken from captions include:
Eel River Mercantile Company
Ferry on the Eel River
Monument Creek area
Pacific Lumber Company
Places outside Humboldt County (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Mariposa, Berkeley, Yosemite, Colorado, British Columbia, Illinois, Virginia)
Names of individuals identified:
Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Neill
Aunt Sada Neill
C. W. Simonson
- One photo album (22.9 cm x 28.6 cm) with 47 pages and 292 photographs.
Pacific Lumber Company
Lumbering - California - Humboldt County