San Juan Bautista Historical Society

The Glass Negatives Collection

As the name implies, the photographs in this collection were caputured on glass plates rather than film. The plates were coated with a light-sensitive emulsion of silver salts. These negatives are believed to have been part of the Mission News photo inventory and are among the oldest in the archive. They have been a part of the Historical Society's archive since the late 1960s. The photographer is unknown.

Funeral on Second St
Portuguese procession
Portuguese procession
A Gathering on Third St.
Event
Plaza Hotel
Mission Plaza
The Pearpickers
The Pearpickers
The Visitors
The Pearpickers
City of History