Kanaye Nagasawa photographs of Yosemite Valley, 1904

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Published Dec. 20, 2019
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Kanaye Nagasawa photographs of Yosemite Valley, 1904

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Nagasawa, Kanae,1852-1934,photographer.
Title: Kanaye Nagasawa photographs of Yosemite Valley
Date (inclusive): 1904
Identification: SPC.00083
Physical Description: 0.75 linear feet 1 box
Language of Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library
Abstract: This collection contains an album with approximately 100 photographs taken by Kanaye Nagasawa in July 1904 during a visit to Yosemite Valley.
Alternate title: A trip through the Yosemite Valley

Biography/Organization History

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: Nagasawa, Kanaye (Wikipedia), accessed June 4, 2019.)

Scope and Contents

Album with approximately 100 photographs taken by Kanaye Nagasawa.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Personal Names

Nagasawa, Kanae, 1852-1934--Travel--California--Yosemite Valley--Photographs.
Nagasawa, Kanae, 1852-1934--Travel--California--Yosemite National Park--Photographs.

Geographic Terms

Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--Photographs
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--Photographs

Genre and Format Terms

Black-and-white photographs
Photograph albums
Archival materials

Important Information for Users of the Collection

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Access Information

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Conditions of Use

Collection does not circulate and may be photocopied or photographed by arrangement only.

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[Identification of item], Kanaye Nagasawa photographs of Yosemite Valley, 1904. SPC.00083, Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA.
Gift: Terri Pozzi, Mar. 1, 2018