San Juan Bautista Historical Society

The Ben Ahern Collection

The photos in this collection are believed to have been taken by Ben Ahern, a long-time resident of San Juan Bautista who served as the publisher and editor of the San Juan Mission News for a period during the 1930s. He was related by marriage to the Lavagninos, a prosperous merchant family in San Juan Bautista.

Ben Ahern
San Juan Sign
Mission Hotel through Arch
Mission Hotel
Mission Hotel
From the Outfield
Dancers in Red
Pageant Girls
From the bell tower
After the Parade


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