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Photograph Collection

Photograph Collection

Corona Road Race 1913
Starting Line-Up of the Corona Road Race, held on September 9, 1913. Photo by Prince of Los Angeles.


The photograph collection consists of over 20,000 cataloged images that document the history of Corona from 1886 to the present.

A selection of images from the 1998 Shades of Corona project have been developed into a virtual exhibit in the Shades of Corona Gallery.

 Mystery Photo 

 Unidentified Corona Daily Independent Photograph

This image is from the Corona Daily Independent Collection. The date and location were not recorded with the photograph. It may be from the 1968/69 flood that hit Corona, Norco and other nearby areas.

Do you recognize the street, structures or other landmarks?  Please email us with any information or comments about the image.

Shades of Corona

Marciana Pegero Rojo and Mr. Pegero, grandparents of Amelia Lerma. Date: Early 1900sShades of Corona was part of the statewide Shades of California photo history project which documented the daily lives and historical, political, and cultural contributions of the diverse communities of California. Click here to visit the Shades of Corona Gallery.

Shades of California sponsored Photo Days at public libraries throughout the state where people were invited to bring their family albums and personal photograph collections. Community volunteers and project staff selected and documented photographs which were then copied on-site by professional photographers. These images have been archived by the libraries and are available to the public at the host libraries. Copies of the photographs will also be maintained at the California State Library.

In Corona, the Shades of California grant helped to expand the photograph collection of the Heritage Room at the Corona Public Library. The emphasis of the project was to collect photographs from communities that were not represented in existing photograph collections.


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