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Cooper (Oscar) Ranch Photograph Album
PC PA 246  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California Historical Society
    Title: Oscar Cooper Ranch Photograph Album
    Identifier/Call Number: PC PA 246
    Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet
    Date: 1931
    Abstract: Photograph album comprises 16 black and white photographs of the Oscar Cooper Ranch, a cattle ranch, in Mendocino County, California, taken in 1931. Photographs show the landscape and buildings located on the ranch. Most photographs include type-written descriptions. Photograph album also includes a hand-drawn map of the Oscar Cooper Ranch land holdings.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials found in collection; provenance unknown.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item, date]; Oscar Cooper Ranch Photograph Album, PC PA 246; Box P014; California Historical Society.

    Scope and Content

    Photograph album comprises 16 black and white photographs of the Oscar Cooper Ranch in Mendocino County, California taken in 1931. The ranch was a cattle ranch that had also been known as 4 Pines or Gilmore Ranch. Most photographs include type-written labels describing the image and the attributes of the land depicted. Photographs show the landscape of the ranch including spring range and winter range grazing areas; hay and alfalfa fields; and barns or residences identified as Bennett Place and Home Place. Photographs also show ranch hands and other inhabitants of the ranch. There are three photographs joined to make a panorama of the summer range on Bald Mountain. Photograph album has envelope adhered to first page containing a hand-drawn map of the Oscar Cooper Ranch land holdings. Type-written notes adhered to back page of photograph album describe the attributes of the cattle ranch and locate the ranch as being near the Henshaw Eden Valley Ranch Road. Also contains one loose envelope holding a one film negative; envelope is labeled: Winter Range - Marx Ranch, Feb. 25, 1931. Address label of W.W. Williams adhered to inside front cover of photograph album.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The California Historical Society (CHS) has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1931 are expected to enter the public domain in 2051.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Mendocino County (Calif.) -- Pictorial works
    Ranching -- California -- Mendocino County -- Pictorial works
    Photograph albums
    Cooper , Oscar