These are just some of the many historic photographs owned by the Escondido Public Library.  Please enjoy these online collections. To see more historic photographs, please visit the Pioneer Room.


Grange Float

Ryan Collection

Selected photographs from the collection given to the library by local historian and benefactor Frances Beven Ryan. Includes Escondido and San Diego County locations.


Boll Weevil

Rutledge Collection

Photographs of Escondido and San Marcos area homes and businesses taken by Lowell William "Bill" Rutledge, a local photographer, for real estate listings.

Chamber of Commerce

Eloise Perkins Collection

Perkins was a staff writer for the Times-Advocate (1948 -1981). Photos in this collection reflect her research into places, people, and events in Escondido and surrounding areas. (Digital Archive of California)

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