SANTA CATALINA ISLAND POST CARDS: BENHAM COMPANY, LOS ANGELES, CAL

From Islapedia
December 2, 1912 Los Angeles Herald

Benham Company, Los Angeles (1887-1913) was established in 1887 as the Benham Indian Trading Company [a.k.a. The Indian Store; Indian Traders]. By 1912 it had expanded to the "largest Curio Store in the World."

September 20, 1913 [Los Angeles Herald]: “H. J. Kohl, representing Burns' Indian Trading Company, successors to The Benham Company, Los Angeles made his usual semi-monthly trip to San Pedro today. He reports that San Pedro is the best town on the coast for its size in his line of goods. He carries a pretty and extensive line of Indian and Mexican handicraft, fancy beads and leather goods, Navajos and rugs.”


  • 2831
    A View of Avalon, S.S. Hermosa at Wharf, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2838
    Boat Race, Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2839
    Red Aloae in the Marine Gardens
    Catalins Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2841
    The Amphitheatre, Avalon, Catalina Island
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
  • 2842
    Pebble Beach, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    postmarked April 3, 1911
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2843
    Avalon Bay and Ship Cabrillo from the Summit of the Incline Railway, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
  • 2845
    Banning Residence, showing Mouth of Canyon,
    Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
  • 2854
    A Record Tuna, Gamest Fish in Catalina Waters
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2858
    Tuna Club, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2886
    Mexican Joe and one of his biggest catches,
    Black Sea Bass, weight 436 pounds caught with rod and reel,
    Catalina Island
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
  • 2912
    Scuplin the the Submarine Gardens,
    Avalon, Catalina Island, Cal.
    The Benham Co., Los Angeles, Cal.
    [original in SCIF archives]
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