Over 200,000 photographs donated to MHM
For You
Photography Collection
MHM's owns approximately 200,000 images. These images span the history of photography from its earliest form: the daguerreotype, to its most contemporary: digital files.

The Photography Collection includes a combination of lantern slides, 8mm films, gelatin silver print 35mm negatives and slides - all of which volunteers and staff are diligently digitizing regularly. 

You are welcome to search the thousands of photographs that have already been digitized here or you can make an appointment to come into the museum and search through the originals materials.
If you are interested in doing re​search in the Photography Collection
or would like a reproduction of a photograph,
please contact Marcie Miller
at [email protected] or call  415.382.1182

​​ John Graham Railroad Collection​
       - Includes stations, locomotives & rolling stock
 Double header​ at
 Lagunitas Depot
​ Roy Farrington Jones Real Estate Collection
       - Thousands of appraisal photographs
 Marin City, 
 March 4, 1959
 Independent Journal​​
      - Newspaper images from the 1940s - 1980s.​​
 Front page, 
 August 20, 1964

Prominent Collections

MHM's Photography Collection contains several incredible sub-collections from individual donors

 Ed Brady/Aero Photography Collection
      - Aerials of Marin, the Bay Area & California from 1949 to 1994
   Marin Motor Movies opened May 21, 1948

  1. Kent Family Property
    Kent Family Property
  2. Bolinas Stage
    Bolinas Stage
  3. Rocca Bros. Real Estate
    Rocca Bros. Real Estate
  4. San Quentin
    San Quentin
  5. May Day, Kentfield
    May Day, Kentfield