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Photographs, 1864-1972, bulk: 1891-1928

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Photographs of the Charles Clarke Chapman family, formal portraits of Charles Clarke Chapman, photographs of his first wife, Lizzie, and second wife, Clara, and photographs of his children, C. Stanley, Ethel, and Irvin C. "Ernie", brothers and sisters of Charles, various relatives and the family burial plot at Forest Lawn. Also included are photographs of the citrus packing plant and a citrus stand in New York, selling Old Mission Brand Oranges, Charles' Los Angeles office. Additionally, there are photos of the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles, the Fullerton home and ranch called Santa Ysabel, Placentia Orchard Company truck with orange crates and the Placentia Orchard Co. office. Also included are photographs of the Chapman building in Fullerton and the Chapman building in Los Angeles. A long panoramic photograph dated 1920 is of the Union Oil Co. oil well, numbered Chapman No. 1, on Charles Chapman's property in Placentia. There is also one photograph from 1908 of Walter Coff hauling oranges from the Chapman ranch to Fullerton. Many of the latter photographs were donated by Cherie Chapman Harrison.

Also included is one folder of three citrus crate labels. "Old Mission Brand", "Golden Eagle" and "Gold Coast".

Oversized folder items are citrus crate labels.

Additional materials from accession 2021-018-a added to Box 1 and Flatbox 2 in June 2022:

1. 10.5"x13.75” portrait photograph of C. C. Chapman (Chapman), print made 1955

2. 9.75"x7.5” photo of Valencia Orange Show opening; photo description reads: "Gloria Swanson, Mrs. Remsberg, and Chapman listening to President Harding over long-distance telephone at opening of Valencia Orange Show," Anaheim, CA, c. 1921

3. 5"x4” c. 1966-1972 reproduction of original 1905 photo of Chapman with 6 others, see #9 for original

4. 5"x4” c. 1966-1972 reproduction of original 1922 photo of Chapman at his Old Mission Brand display in the Valencia Orange Show, Anaheim, CA

5. 5"x4” c. 1966-1972 reproduction of original 1922 photo of Chapman’s Old Mission Brand citrus crate label

6. 3.25"x5.5” postcard/photo of Chapman while at work on his ranch, undated

7. 5"x4” c. 1966-1972 reproduction of original undated photo of the Charles C. Chapman Building on Eighth and Broadway, Los Angeles, CA (This building was constructed c. 1912 and Chapman bought it in 1920 from U.S. Senator Frank P. Flint. It housed the original Bank of America on the ground floor by 1923.)

8. 4.75"x6.75” photo description reads: "Chapman’s oil well no. 1, Chapman Acres," (autobiography caption: oil first struck on June 10, 1919), Chapman Acres was located on 257 acres northeast of Placentia, CA; c. March 1919

9. 10"x14” original photo with a previously taped repair across the middle, photo description reads "taken at opening of Stage Depot - Motor Transit Co. Los Angeles and Fifth - Los Angeles, in a building I erected, Mr. Fuller selling first ticket to Mayor Snyder, possibly near 1905" c. 1905; Made by STAGG A4554 Bwdy. 1007; see #3 for the reproduction

10. 9.5"x12.5” portrait print of Chapman and his signature, likely when he was Fullerton's first mayor, undated

11. 10.75"x12.75” mounted photo of Chapman second to left with his grove crew and packing house employees in front of office at Santa Ysabel Ranch, center Arch: Geo. T? (Book Keeper), Jack Hart (coachman), Bill Yaeger, Billy Fries (Grader), Peter Jacobson (Grader), 8"x10", c.1920

12. 7"x5" photo of seated citrus sorters to the right and standing citrus packers to the left, undated

13. 7"x5" photo of Old Mission and Golden Eagle Brand citrus packers, undated

14. 13.75"x10.75” mounted photo of Chapman at an Erie Pier citrus crate display of P. Rulhman & Co., New York receivers of Old Mission Brand fruit, includes 2 copies of description: "Sgobel & Day, This picture taken on Erie Pier, 20 N.R. Month of March, 1907, From left to right: 1- Victor Bovino, 2- Frank J. Rulhman, 3- Charles F. Case - dead. 4. Charles C. Chapman, 5. Geo. M. Rafter - dead. 6. Mr. Sellinger - dead. 7 Charles Washburn- dead. 8. Henry Kelly Jr., 9. Jon M. Repole - dead. 10. George Waltman - dead."; March 1907

15. 5"x4” photo of Chapman and the Bavarian engine that likely took him to Oberammergau, Germany, c. 1910

16. 4"x5" photo of Chapman in front of the House of Anton Lang "Christos," Oberammergau, Germany, top left corner torn, c. 1910

17. 9"x7” mounted photo of a load of walnuts, photo description reads: "Load of walnuts taken from Santa Ysabel ranch to depot at Fullerton for shipment. Taken about 1908." sepia, photo is 6.5"x4.5", c. 1908

18. 9"x7” mounted photo of Chapman’s expanded packing house, "The first large packing house erected. The location now (1942) occupied by truck garage. The water tank was later enclosed and beautified," photo is 6"x3.75"; Fullerton, photo is 6.5"x4.5", sepia, c. 1905

19. 6"x4” photo of citrus packers with early electric power equipment, torn on the top, sepia, undated

20. 4"x5” photo of Chapman's first packing house, 1900

21. 5"x4” photo of Old Mission citrus packers in the "packing house at Santa Ysabel ranch, sizer," Fullerton, sepia, May 1901

22. 12"x10” mounted photo of the "old packing house" for the citrus Golden Eagle and Old Mission Brands, water damage on the mount, photo is 8"x6", 1900

23. 10.5"x10” photo of Chapman siblings: standing row: Charles C., Emma (Johnson), Franklin "F. M." Marion, seated row: Colum C., Dolla (Harris), Louella (Thamer), Samuel James "S.J.", has torn edges and is glued to paper, photograph description also includes their names and "Father: Sidney Smith Chapman, Mother: Rebecca Clarke Chapman, Chapman family, taken in Chicago about 1890", photo is 8.25”x6.5”; c. 1890

24. 2.5"x4” photo of the Chapman brothers: Frank, Colum, Charles, and James ('S.J.'); T. Philpot, Photographer, North Side Square, Macomb, Illinois; sepia, c. 1874

25. 2.5"x4" photo of Chapman as a child, photo description reads "Charles Chapman, His first picture, taken about 1864 early part of the year; Photographed by Thomas & Pearson, Macomb, Illinois," 1864

26. 12"x9.5” mounted photo of Chapman with his siblings in front row, with an unidentified child, staff of Chapman Brothers, Publishers; photo is 9"x7.5"; photo description reads "? ? of Printing establishment of Chapman Brothers, taken 1891"; bottom left mount corner is torn; marked The Waterman Photo Co, 54th St. & Jackson Ave, Chicago, Ill.; 1891

27. 5"x7” mounted photo of Chapman before marrying Lizzie Pearson, photo description reads: "This picture was taken for Lizzie before our marriage. C." water damage on mount, (circular photo is 3"x3.5"), c. 1884,

28. 4"x8” mounted photo of Lizzie Pearson before marrying Charles C. Chapman, photo is 4"x7.5"; photo created by Hartley at 309 W. Madison St. Chicago, c. 1884

29. 5"x5” mounted photo of "residence of Charles C. Chapman, Jackson Boulevard and Stanley Terrace, Chicago, 1893" Illinois; also reads "? Ethel Chapman" on back of the photo; photo is 3.5"x4.5", 1893

30. 10"x8” photo of the Forest Lawn family plot with "La Carita" statue, Glendale, CA, description reads "Our memorial in Forest Lawn. This picture was taken shortly after its erection. Since the background greatly improved." c. 1928

31. 4"x5" c. 1966-1972 reproduction of original 1894 photo of Chapman's first California home at corner of Figueroa and Adams Streets in Los Angeles

32. 6.5"x5.5” mounted photo of Chapman family home, description reads: "cottages on Santa Isabel Ranch 1898, moved to Annex about 1913," photo is 4.5"x3.75", (Chapman autobiography caption states "First Fullerton home, 1895"), c. 1898

33. 10"x8" photo of Chapman's residence at Christmas time; description reads "Lighted Christmas tree at north west corner of Chapman Residence located at east end of Commonwealth Ave. in Fullerton, Calif. Taken about 1940 or 1941. There were more than 650 lights on the tree on year perhaps the last time it was lighted.", c. 1940 or 1941

34. 8"x10” photo description reads "music room 15'x21' 6", Alice and Stan," likely in the ranch house, undated

35. 6.5"x5.5” mounted photo of Colum and Charles Chapman’s families, description reads: "Rear Colum C., Anna, Colum, Aunt Thela, Clara C., Charles, Aunt Mary; Children Arthur, Sidney, Stanley, Ethel; Earl, Chapman standing at corner of porch. Jim Chapman on the right. Taken by Mrs. S. J. Chapman of Colum and family and C. C. Chapman family at Santa Isabel Ranch," photo is 4.5"x3.75", c. 1898 or 1899 (people, clothes, and the mount match photo #32 suggesting they could have been taken the same day)

36. 4"x5” photo of 3 women with Stanley Chapman at the wheel of the family's first automobile, a 1902 one-cylinder Cadillac, c. 1902

37. 10"x8” photo of Chapman’s Fullerton Ranch house, undated

38. 6"x3” photo of a fountain and formal gardens, stamped Kodatone, undated

39. 5.25"x3.25" photo of Chapman’s house, photo description reads: "Residence of Chas. C. Chapman, Front of our house, Clara, May 1928," May 1928

40. 7.75"x9.75” photo description reads "dining room and alcove 15'x24', Alice and Stan," likely in the ranch house, undated

41. 9.75"x7.75” photo of a living room 20'x36', likely in the ranch house, undated

42. 10”x8" photo of Mrs. Clara Chapman in the library, photo description reads: "Library 16'x24' Charles C. Chapman Residence Built 1903, Library refinished 1926, Picture taken 1946 (Mrs. Chapman in chair)", created by Reynold's Movie Portrait Studio ? E. Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton, California, room is likely in the ranch house, 1946

43. 10"x12.25” mounted photo of the Barn and corral, Chapman Ranch, The garage occupies same location, photo is 9.5"x7.5", undated

44. 10"x8" mounted photo of Santa Ysabel Rancho carriage barn and water tower "Carriage barn on Santa Ysabel Rancho showing Juanita and Jack Hart. Now 19? occupied by the Shop. Here automobiles, trucks, tractors, and farm implements are repaired." photo is 7"x5", undated

45. 11.5"x9.5” mounted photo, photo description reads: front: "Dormitory bldngs, California Christian College, Madison and Monroe Sts., Gauger Const. Co., Contractors Robt. H. Orr, Archt."; back: "President A. Braden, Compliments of Herbert E. Gauger," Los Angeles, CA; photo is 10"x8", undated

46. 7"x4.75” photo description reads: "Hospital at Nantung Chow, China in course of construction, From Dr. Poland," photo is 5.75"x4", c. 1910-1912

47. 2 7"x9.5" mounted photos of Clara (Irvin Chapman) and "Father" (C. C. Chapman) in 1 booklet, created by Hartsook, each photo is 4.5"x6.75", c. 1933

48. 8.5"x6.5” photo of C. C. Chapman and Mary Carr Moore at Chapman College graduation, 1937; photo description reads: "Chapman college graduation, Charles C. Chapman resident of the Board of Trustees of Chapman College congratulates Mrs. Mary Carr Moore, composer and professor of music theory upon being granted honorary Doctor of Music Degree, From F. F. Wenkle 1121 Browning Blvd. Los Angeles, Calif."; cropped corners, Mar. 15, 1937

49. 8.75"x12.75" portrait engraving print of Chapman and his signature, created by Historic Record Co., Eng. by E.G. Williams & Bro. NY, (publisher note states: "do not use this picture, but take signature for under Frontispiece"), portrait is 6.25"x8.5", undated

50. 13.75”x11" photo of Santa Ysabel Ranch's new packing house, 1912; photo description reads: "New packing house, "Old Mission Brand," Packing House Santa Ysabel Ranch, Taken about 1912," water damage on mount, photo is 9.5"x7.75", 1912

51. 14"x11” photo of the Coolidge election headquarters in Los Angeles, photo description reads: "Coolidge Headquarters in Los Angeles for campaign 1924. I was on ticket as delegate to Cleveland Convention and talked of for candidate for Vice President, 1924"; stamped: "Photo by Art. Streib 130 So. Broadway Phone 825-682 Los Angeles"; 1924

52. 4.5”x3.75" photo of a worker next to the polishing brushes, sepia, undated


  • 1864-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1891-1928

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Photographs of the Charles Clarke Chapman family and formal portraits of Charles Chapman.


Photographs are arranged in subject order.


Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections & Archives Repository

Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866 USA US