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Kern County Land Company Promotional Photograph Album
BANC PIC 2017.051--fALB  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Organizational History
  • Note
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Kern County Land Company promotional photograph album
    Creator: Kern County Land Company
    creator: Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 2017.051--fALB
    Physical Description: 60 photographs in 1 album : chiefly platinum prints ; prints various sizes, album 27 x 35 cm
    Date (inclusive): negatives exposed approximately 1885-1900, album compiled approximately 1900.
    Abstract: Promotional album containing views of the Kern County Land Company's buildings and views illustrating various aspects of the regional agriculture and other benefits of living and/or investing in the area.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Kern County Land Company promotional photograph album was purchased by The Bancroft Library from Walkabout Books in 2017.

    Organizational History

    The Kern County Land Company was founded by James Haggin and Lloyd Tevis in 1890.

    Note

    Item list entries transcribed from hand-written captions on album leaves and/or captions printed, from negatives, within photographs.

    Note

    Most views by unidentified photographers. Includes at least 5 views (:20, :41, and at least three of the montage images within :38) identified as the work of photographer Carleton E. Watkins, who in 1888 was commissioned by the founders of the company to document Kern County. Several other images are very likely to be the work of Watkins, a set of which is found, numbering 418 photographs, at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (Lot 3379).

    Note

    Uniform tone of prints suggests they were printed specifically for this project, around 1900, probably from earlier negatives or in some cases, copy negatives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Kern County Land Company promotional photograph album, BANC PIC 2017.051, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Scope and Content

    Promotional album containing views of the Kern County Land Company's buildings, including exterior and interior views of the main Bakersfield office complex (later known as the Tevis Block and designated as a California Historical Landmark) and the buildings of the machine shops, meat packing department and flour mill. Also includes Kern County views illustrating various aspects of the regional agriculture and other benefits of living and/or investing in the area -- e.g. residential buildings, transportation, electrical power, lodgings, school, church, courthouse, hospital, jail, etc. -- many of them in Bakersfield. Other Kern County locations and features depicted include Stockdale, Kern City, the Calloway Canal, Buena Vista Lake and the Kern River.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kern County Land Company -- Photographs
    Agriculture -- California -- Kern County -- Photographs
    Kern County (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Bakersfield (Calif.) -- Photographs
    Kern County Land Company
    Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916