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Kanaye Nagasawa photographs of Yosemite Valley, 1904
SPC.00083  
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Description
This collection contains an album with approximately 100 photographs taken by Kanaye Nagasawa in July 1904 during a visit to Yosemite Valley.
Background
Kanaye (Kanae) Nagasawa (born Isonaga Hikosuke; February 2nd 1852- February 14th 1934) was a prominent California winemaker, the first Japanese national to live permanently in the United States, a recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, and a disciple of Thomas Lake Harris, the self-proclaimed "Father and Pivot and Primate and King of the Brotherhood of the New Life." Nagasawa followed Harris from New York out to Santa Rosa, California where he eventually took over Harris' Fountaingrove estate, producing wines that earned him international renown. Nagasawa died in 1934, but the round barn he constructed at Fountaingrove was a landmark in Sonoma County. (Source: , accessed June 4, 2019.)
Extent
0.75 linear feet 1 box
Restrictions
Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.
Availability
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is partially processed. Please contact the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for access; for contact info and current hours, see