Camulos, miscellaneous, circa 1880s-1920s. Camulos
Contains fifteen photographic prints by Charles Fletcher Lummis. Images are related to Rancho Camulos. Today it is a Santa Clarita Valley ranch in Piru, California and National Historic Landmark that the Hispanic del Valle family owned and operated between 1839 and 1924. It is known to be the "Home of Ramona," because of its influence on Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, Ramona. Lummis contributed photographs to Carlyle Channing Davis and William A. Alderson's 1914 novel, The True Story of Ramona. Lummis is within the first two images playing guitar for a woman.Charles Lummis (1859-1928) was a noted author, photographer, ethnographer, archaeologist, and librarian. Gaining fame for walking from Ohio to California in the 1880s, Lummis spent much of his life documenting and protecting the lives and activities of the people of the Southwest United States. The collection contains letters, photographs, publications, music, and newspaper clippings.