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.

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"INFORMATION OFFICE TURN IN / PALOS VERDES ESTATES"
"INFORMATION OFFICE TURN IN / PALOS VERDES ESTATES"
Image shows view looking south near the north entrance to Palos Verdes Estates with a directional sign in the center posted in an agricultural field. A road with automobiles is visible at right and hillsides are visible at left., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
"PALOS VERDES ESTATES INDUSTRIAL UNIT"
"PALOS VERDES ESTATES INDUSTRIAL UNIT"
Image shows view of directional sign posted on a tree along side a road. Visible in the background are industrial buildings and hillside., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
"Palos Verdes Land Office No.1," California
"Palos Verdes Land Office No.1," California
Image shows view of Palos Verdes Estates Land Office No.1 near the entrance of Palos Verdes Estates. Visible is a "Turn-In" sign, office building and automobiles with people standing around at center. A building with a sign "Palos Verdes Inn" is visible in the distance., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields in Portuguese Bend, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Agricultural fields in Portuguese Bend, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Image shows elevated view looking east towards the Palos Verdes Hills of fields under cultivation. Scattered farmhouses and mature trees are visible at center., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows elevated view looking north of fields under cultivation. A farmhouse is visible at center right with hills in the distance., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows agricultural fields along a hillside with the ocean partially visible in the background., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows view looking south with agricultural fields visible in the foreground and Flat Rock Point visible in the background. Boats are visible in the background., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows view of agricultural fields in Lunada Bay. Lunada Canyon and farmhouses are visible at center with scattered residences and roads visible to the right and left., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows elevated view looking south of agricultural fields and the coastline. A house with mature trees is visible at center. A car is visible to the lower right., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows view of agricultural fields along the hillside. Farm workers are visible at center with scattered barns in the background., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Agricultural fields, Palos Verdes Estates, California
Image shows view looking south with agricultural fields visible in the foreground and Flat Rock Point visible in the background., Includes 1 positive film, 1 negative film, and 1 photographic print.

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