The CHS has a large photograph collection that depicts the
history of Chatsworth through images. The following is a small sampling
of what the CHS photograph collection has available.
Center of Chatsworth, c. 1911.
Located on the west side of the intersection of Topanga & Lassen.
Farm Crew, c. 1900.
Working at what is now the intersection of Devonshire & Reseda.
The Hill Family at Homestead
From left to right: Herman Ackerman, cousin; Lovell Hill,
Minnie's older brother; Franz Ackerman, cousin; Minnie, age 13; Ruth, Minnie's
older sister; one of Ruth's children; Calla Lilly, Minnie's younger sister;
Unnamed Civil War buddy of James David Hill; James David Hill and Rhoda
Jane Hill, Minnie's parents.
First Chatsworth Railroad Station, c.1893.
Niels Christian Johnson (above) and
his wife Ann Willden Johnson (below).
They were some of the first English-speaking homesteaders in
the San Fernando Valley.