Arcadia History Paintings Collection

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HISTORIC IMAGES OF ARCADIA NOW ON LIBRARY WEBSITEPaintings

The Arcadia Public Library is pleased to have its collection of watercolor paintings of Arcadia available on the Library website. 

Forty-nine of the paintings have been framed and are hanging in various locations in the Library and at Arcadia City Hall, most in public areas, giving the public an opportunity to easily view all of these wonderful images.  The collection is also searchable which makes looking for particular places or buildings very easy and fun. 

To access the collection, click on this link:  Arcadia History Paintings Collection.  Look at the next section for instructions on how to find items in this collection.


A HINT TO LOOKING UP ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION: 

To find an item of interest in this collection, you will need to enter a search term in either the SubjectDescription or Artist fields.  You do not have to enter a search term in all of the fields.  You may choose to only enter either Lenz or Wishek in the Artist field to view all of the paintings created that specific artist.  You may also choose to enter a search term in the Subject or Description fields to narrow down your search.  The partial list of general headings for the Subject field for items that are found in this collection are:

  • Adobe
  • Arboretum
  • Arcadia
  • Azusa
  • Baldwin
  • Barn
  • Charter
  • Church(es)
  • City Hall
  • Depot
  • Duarte
  • Glendora
  • Hacienda
  • Hotel(s)
  • House(s)
  • Indians
  • Inn
  • La Puente
  • Market
  • Monrovia
  • Museum
  • Pio Pico
  • Palomares
  • Post / Postal
  • Railroad(s)
  • Sadlery
  • Santa Anita
  • San Gabriel
  • San Marino
  • School(s)
  • Sierra Madre
  • South Pasadena
  • Stable(s)
  • Stagecoach
  • Station(s)
  • Store
  • Tower
  • Unruh
  • Villa

You may also enter these as search terms in the Description field. 

After you have typed in one or more search terms, click on the "Submit Query" button to create a list of the items in this collection that match your request.  This list will display a summary of all of the items found, along with a thumbnail image of the painting.   Click on the "More Details >>>" box to display a full screen of each individual item.  To return to the previous page or the original query screen, click on the < or the << buttons.