The Gledhills Portraits

Love Santa Barbara history? The Gledhills Portraits is a collection of artistic portraits by Santa Barbara photographers Carolyn and Edwin Gledhill, who operated the Gledhill Portraits photographic studio across from the famous Potter Hotel in 1907. From that prime location, they skillfully recorded many notable, and not so notable, personalities on film. This collection provides us with an exceptional example of "turn-of-the-century" portrait photography and a unique perspective into the Santa Barbara of that era.  Also included in this book are reproductions of the first commercial color photographic process, the Autochrome, introduced by the Gledhills in 1915.

124 pages, 8½" x 11", 103 illustrations, hard cover.


Collections: Art & Books

Category: art & photography, history

Type: History


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