Edward Gardner (E.G.) Lewis Collection

This collection includes documents and photographs from the Edward Gardner Lewis Papers. Lewis optioned to purchase 16,000 acres of land on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from Frank Vanderlip, Sr. and was general manager of the project from 1922-1923. The photographs in this collection are believed to be some of the earliest photographs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula prior to development and include images of farm life throughout the Peninsula.