PORTRAIT COLLECTION

The Portrait Collection primarily includes photographs of people where the subject has been identified, and that are not part of a larger family or organizational collection. It is separate from the City of Fresno, Fresno County, and General Subject photograph collections. Organized alphabetically, the collection fills twenty-two archival file boxes where each box contains between seventy and one hundred photographs. 

 

The collection was started with a donation from the Fresno Morning Republican newspaper in the early days of the Society archives. You can see evidence of their work in the editing room. The newspapermen often cut out around the head and shoulders of the individual. Many of the prints are very narrow in order to fit within a newspaper column. They also marked their faces with black or white pencil to add contrast, Art Deco detail and/or names. Over the years, more photographs have been added to the collection. These range from wedding photographs to snapshots. 

 

The Society welcomes any additional information you may have about this collection. If you find an error with the name or date, or just want to add information for our records, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your comments to archives@valleyhistory.org

Mrs. George H. Ball, circa 1925. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives.

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PORTRAITS: ANDERSON TO BALTHIS

AB01 David Anderson, c 1920

PC-PORT-AB01 David Anderson, circa 1920. N: Taken about 1920, Fresno. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB02 David Anderson, c 1925

PC-PORT-AB02 David Anderson, circa 1925. N: David Anderson. Editor of a Bakersfield Newspaper. Formerly with the Fresno Republican. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB03 Sarah Anderson, nee Poulsen, in her

PC-PORT-AB03 Sarah Anderson, nee Poulsen, in her wedding dress, circa 1915. N: Sarah (Poulsen) Anderson married to ______________. Maxwell & Mudge, photographer. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB04 George R. Andrews, circa 1915

PC-PORT-AB04 George R. Andrews, circa 1915. N: Fresno Realtor. Born in Anderws County, Missouri in 1872. Came to Fresno in 1894. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB05 R.H. Andrews, circa 1935

PC-PORT-AB05 R.H. Andrews, circa 1935. Hartsook, photographer. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB06 Captain W.K. Andrews, Sept

PC-PORT-AB06 Captain W.K. Andrews, Sept. 18, 1929. N: S.F. U.S. Aviation Fed. Inspetor for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB07 Captain W.K. Andrews, Sept

PC-PORT-AB07 Captain W.K. Andrews, Sept. 5, 1930. N: Federal Inspetor for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB08 Justice F.M. Angellotti, Nov

PC-PORT-AB08 Justice F.M. Angellotti, Nov. 21, 1924. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB09 Harry Arakelian, Dec. 16, 1930

PC-PORT-AB09 Harry Arakelian, Dec. 16, 1930. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB10 Krikor Arakelian, 1950

PC-PORT-AB10 Krikor Arakelian, 1950. N: Mr. Krikor "Kay" Arakelian - The "Persian Melon King" and winery owner brand "Mission Bill," Madera, California, 1950. Multi-millionaire now deceased. Children living in Fresno area and San Francisco. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB12 J. Scott Ashman, circa 1870

PC-PORT-AB12 J. Scott Ashman, circa 1870. N: Early Fresno County Sherriff. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB13 S.J. Ashman, July 31, 1928

PC-PORT-AB13 S.J. Ashman, July 31, 1928. N: Civil Service Examiner. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California

AB14 Ralph Aten, circa 1900

PC-PORT-AB14 Ralph Aten, circa 1900. N: Later a dentist, married Gertrude Blasingame. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB15 Laurel L. Atkinson, Dec. 16, 1930

PC-PORT-AB15 Laurel L. Atkinson, Dec. 16, 1930. N: Master of Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 247. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB16 A.B. Atwell, circa 1880

PC-PORT-AB16 A.B. Atwell, circa 1880. N: Picture postcard by Robert A. Parker, Bear Creek Studio, Huntington Lake, Calif. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB17 H.Z. Austin, circa 1915

PC-PORT-AB17 H.Z. Austin, circa 1915. N: Attorney, Superior Court Judge. Parks Studio 1033 Fulton St. Fresno, Calif. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB18 H.Z

PC-PORT-AB18 H.Z. Austin at Shaver Lake Fishing Club, circa 1920. N: Judge of Superior Court, member Shaver Lake Fishing Club. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB19 Jeanette Avelange, Nov. 1975

PC-PORT-AB19 Jeanette Avelange, Nov. 1975. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB20 G.L. Aynesworth, Oct. 18, 1931

PC-PORT-AB20 G.L. Aynesworth, Oct. 18, 1931. N: Fresno attorney. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB21 Mrs. Carrie L. Abbott, circa 1895

PC-PORT-AB21 Mrs. Carrie L. Abbott, circa 1895. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California

AB22 E.H. Adams, Dec. 1, 1915

PC-PORT-AB22 E.H. Adams, Dec. 1, 1915. N: Pastor, Seventh Day Adventist Church. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB23 Anson Irwin Adams and Lillie May Ka

PC-PORT-AB23 Anson Irwin Adams and Lillie May Kaiser on their wedding day, Feb. 2, 1898. N. Lillie May Kaiser born Virginia City, Nevada 12-27-1875. Moved to Fresno when she was 15 or 16. Attended Fresno High School. Married Anson Irwin Adams Feb. 2, 1898 at home on O Street across from Fresno High School (later Fresno Technical HIgh School). Beck Bros. 2123 Merced ST. Fresno, Cal., photographer. Fresno County Historical Society, Fresno, California.

AB24 Dr. William Adams, Sr

PC-PORT-AB24 Dr. William Adams, Sr. on tennis court, 1930. N: Eilbert's birthday at Easton home, southwest corner of Butler and Chestnut. Fresno County Historical Society, Fresno, California.

AB25 Ah Kit and wife, circa 1870

PC-PORT-AB25 Ah Kit and wife, circa 1870. R.W. Riggs, photographer. N: Kit was a Chinese Millerton pioneer who learned and practised the blacksmith trade from many years. The shop stood immediately on top of the San Joaquin River bank and across (east) of the ferry landing at Ira McCray's Hotel. Kit was in partnerhship with J.M. Shannon. Kit moved to Fresno with the other Millerton residents when the Fresno County seat changed in 1874. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, Californi

AB26 Delilah Miller Akers, circa 1880

PC-PORT-AB26 Delilah Miller Akers, circa 1880. N: wife of Henry Akers. Kings River Pioneers. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB27 Henry Akers, 1937

PC-PORT-AB27 Henry Akers, 1937. N: Centerville. Kings River Pioneers. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB28 Henry Akers, circa 1925

PC-PORT-AB28 Henry Akers, circa 1925. N: Resident of Centerville district since 1852. Still rides a [horse]. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB29 Taylor Albin, circa 1910

PC-PORT-AB29 Taylor Albin, circa 1910. N: Fresno. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB31 Rev. Vincent B. Alexander, 1928

PC-PORT-AB31 Rev. Vincent B. Alexander, 1928. Pastor-Evangelist of the Chuch of the Open Door at 415 Forthcamp at Belmont, according to Fresno Morning Republican advertisement March 2, 1928. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB32 Rev. Vincent B

PC-PORT-AB32 Rev. Vincent B. Alexander, circa 1935. Pastor-Evangelist of the Chuch of the Open Door at 415 Forthcamp at Belmont, according to Fresno Morning Republican advertisement March 2, 1928. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB33 Hugo F. Allardt, 1916

PC-PORT-AB33 Hugo F. Allardt, 1916. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB34 Hugo F. Allardt kneeling, Jan

PC-PORT-AB34 Hugo F. Allardt kneeling, Jan. 20, 1937. N: Chairman of the Fresno County Chapter of the Red Cross. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB35 Hugo F. Allardt, Jan. 20, 1937

PC-PORT-AB35 Hugo F. Allardt, Jan. 20, 1937. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB36 Rosalie Hamilton Allardt in her wed

PC-PORT-AB36 Rosalie Hamilton Allardt in her wedding dress, circa 1930. N: Mrs. Hugo Allardt. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB37 Cecil A. Allen, circa 1930

PC-PORT-AB37 Cecil A. Allen, circa 1930. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB38 Cecil A. Allen, Nov. 2, 1931

PC-PORT-AB37 Cecil A. Allen, circa 1930. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB39 Senator D.J. Allen, circa 1880

PC-PORT-AB38 Cecil A. Allen, Nov. 2, 1931. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB42 Mary Allen, circa 1930

PC-PORT-AB39 Senator D.J. Allen, circa 1880. N: Senator D.J. Allen from St. Louis, Missouri. Husband of Lizzie Burgess Allen, Sulphur Springs, Missouri. Cabinet card. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB40 Mrs. Lizzie Burgess Allen, on left.

PC-PORT-AB40 Mrs. Lizzie Burgess Allen, on left. in front of her residence, 1904. N: Residence of Mrs. Lizzie Burgess Allen, Peidmont, Wayne Co. Mo. [1867], Sister of Susan Burgess Firebaugh; Aunt of Annie L (Firebaugh) Burnett and Virginia A. (Firebaugh) Darby. The other couple - her daughter and son-in-law. Wife of Senator D. J. Allen from St. Louis, Missouri. Sister of Eliza Burgess and Susan Burgess Firebaugh. Mrs. D.J. Allen in 1904, General Merchandise, Peidmont, Missiouri. [Clothing makes

AB43 Duncan D. Allison, circa 1900

PC-PORT-AB43 Duncan D. Allison, circa 1900. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB44 Duncan D. Allison, 1895

PC-PORT-AB44 Duncan D. Allison, 1895. N: W.M. Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 247. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB45 Rev. V.B. Amirkhanian, circa 1920

PC-PORT-AB45 Rev. V.B. Amirkhanian, circa 1920. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB46 Arthur Anderson, in bathing suit, w

PC-PORT-AB46 Arthur Anderson, in bathing suit, with J.L. Heaton, 1930. N: N: Eilbert's birthday at Easton home, southwest corner of Butler and Chestnut. Anderson in bathing suit handing drink to Heaton. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB47 Dr. William Adams, Sr., Dr. J.L

PC-PORT-AB47 Dr. William Adams, Sr., Dr. J.L. Maupin, and Arthur Anderson in bathing suits at poolside, 1930. N: Eilbert's birthday at Easton home, southwest corner of Butler and Chestnut. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB48 Gracie Bales, 1905

PC-PORT-AB48 Gracie Bales, 1905. N: Possibly in her wedding dress. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB49 Baby Selma, 1915

PC-PORT-AB49 Baby Selma, 1915. N: Baby Selma, 1 year. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB54 Judge Gillum Baley, circa 1885

PC-PORT-AB50 Ethel Anderson Aber, circa 1900. N: Taught China painting in Fresno 1890s and into 1900s. Part of Dr. George Lee Long Family Papers. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB50 Ethel Anderson Aber, circa 1900

PC-PORT-AB50 Ethel Anderson Aber, circa 1900. N: Taught China painting in fresno 1890s and into 1900s. Part of Dr. George Lee Long Family Papers. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB51 Milo L. Bacon, 1933

PC-PORT-AB51 Milo L. Bacon, 1933. Parks Studio 1033 Fulton St. Fresno, Calif. N: He was a Sanger merchant and prominent townsman. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB52 Roy Badertscher, circa 1925

PC-PORT-AB52 Roy Badertscher, circa 1925. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB53 William Seymour Badger, 1899

PC-PORT-AB53 William Seymour Badger, 1899. N: W.M. Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 247, F. & A.M. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB55 Thomas B. Baird, circa 1920

PC-PORT-AB54 Judge Gillum Baley, circa 1885.Gillim Reed Baley (1813-1895) Born in Gallatin County, Illinois. With Leonard Rose, Baley led the ill-fated Rose–Baley Party, the first emigrant wagon train to attempt the journey from New Mexico to California via Beale's Wagon Road in 1858. Pioneer Fresno County Judge for 12 years at Millerton, 1867-1879. Fresno County treasurer 1874-1876. Namesake of Bailey Flats, Madera County, California. Father of 12 children with wife Permelia Baley.

AB56 Betty Baker, circa 1925

PC-PORT-AB56 Betty Baker, circa 1925. Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB57 Mary C. Baker, Jan 27, 1927

PC-PORT-AB57 Mary C. Baker, Jan 27, 1927. N: Dean of Women at Fresno State College. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB58 Mary C. Baker, 1927

PC-PORT-AB58 Mary C. Baker, 1927. N: Dean of Women at Fresno State College. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB59 Oscar Baker, circa 1920

PC-PORT-AB59 Oscar Baker, circa 1920. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB60 Ray W. Baker, Sept. 1, 1926

PC-PORT-AB60 Ray W. Baker, Sept. 1, 1926. N: Fresno County Tax Collector. Hartsook, photographer. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB61 Ray W. Baker, Feb. 7, 1930

PC-PORT-AB61 Ray W. Baker, Feb. 7, 1930. N: Fresno County Tax Collector. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB62 Ray W

PC-PORT-AB62 Ray W. Baker in Sciots hat, circa 1930. N: Fresno County Tax Collector. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB63 Ray Baker, circa 1950

PC-PORT-AB63 Ray Baker, circa 1950. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB64 Ray Baker, circa 1960

PC-PORT-AB64 Ray Baker, circa 1960. Hartsook, photographer. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB65 Ruben Baker, Dec. 7, 1926

PC-PORT-AB65 Ruben Baker, Dec. 7, 1926. N: Rueben Baker of Coalinga on his 82nd Birthday, Dec 7, 1926. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB66 A.C. Balch in uniform, Mar

PC-PORT-AB66 A.C. Balch in uniform, Mar. 1, 1919. N: Picture postcard "Compliments of Sargt. A.S. Adams Co. 1 Engrs. A.E.C. Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England." Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB67 Col. Harry Balfe, July 31, 1926

PC-PORT-AB67 Col. Harry Balfe, July 31, 1926. N: Clovis. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB68 Col. Harry Balfe, Sept. 24, 1931

PC-PORT-AB68 Col. Harry Balfe, Sept. 24, 1931. N: Clovis. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB69 Col. Harry Balfe, 1931

PC-PORT-AB69 Col. Harry Balfe, 1931. N: Clovis. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California

AB70 Dady Ball in hunting blind, Feb

PC-PORT-AB70 Dady Ball in hunting blind, Feb. 11, 1957. N: Name and date written on photograph. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB71 Dady Ball with son in hunting blind

PC-PORT-AB71 Dady Ball with son in hunting blind, Feb. 11, 1957. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB72 Mrs. George H. Ball, circa 1925

PC-PORT-AB72 Mrs. George H. Ball, circa 1925. Parks Studio 1033 Fulton St. Fresno, Calif. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB74 S.M. Ballard, 1917

PC-PORT-AB73 Curtis Cark Ballard, 1925. N: W.M. Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 247, F. & A.M. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB73 Curtis Cark Ballard, 1925

PC-PORT-AB73 Curtis Cark Ballard, 1925. N: W.M. Fresno Masonic Lodge No. 247, F. & A.M. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB75 Katherine Balthis, circa 1925

PC-PORT-AB75 Katherine Balthis, circa 1925. N: Miss Katherine Balthis, teacher and singing teacher, vocalist. Fresno Morning Republican Photograph Collection. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

AB76 Katherine Balthis, circa 1920

PC-PORT-AB76 Katherine Balthis, circa 1920. N: Vocalist and singing teacher. Fresno County Historical Society Archives, Fresno, California.

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