1873 - First Known Photograph of San Fernando Valley
First known photograph of the San Fernando Valley taken in 1873. The picture was probably taken from a hill behind the mission which is the large building in the center of the image. Back of photo is stamped "This photograph is furnished on condition that whenever it is used credit will be given to Historical Collections: Security First National Bank." This image came from a collection of negatives donated by the Delores Palmer Estate. She was a BUSD employee for many years and authored the book "A History of Burbank."
San Fernando, CA
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)San Fernando ValleySan Fernando Mission1870s
8x9 b&w print
Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
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