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Winehaven Photograph Album
PC PA 245  
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Description
Photograph album containing 13 black and white, silver gelatin, photographic prints showing the stages of construction of Winehaven at Point Molate, Richmond, California between 1907 and 1909.
Background
In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire the California Wine Association moved its headquarters to Point Molate on the east shore of the San Pablo Bay in Richmond, California, naming the facilities Winehaven. Between 1907 and 1919, Winehaven held the title of the world's largest winery, shipping 500,000 gallons of wine to both foreign and national locations. Upon the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment (Prohibition) the winery shut down and sold off its assets to avoid bankruptcy.
Extent
0.77 Linear Feet
Restrictions
Materials in this collection, which were created between 1907 and 1909, are in the public domain in the United States. Permission to publish or reproduce is not required.
Availability
Collection is open for research.