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[Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc. photograph album].
BANC PIC 2018.046--PIC; BANC PIC 2018.046--B; BANC PIC 2018.046
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[Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc. photograph album]


R.J. Waters & Company, creator, photographer.


Images promoting and/or documenting the short-lived Solano Irrigated Farms, situated between Suisun, Elmira and Rio Vista, and associated undeveloped tracts of Solano County. A section of a larger range of photographs, the present collection depicts developers; a ceremony for "Solano, the wonder city" promoted by A.J. Rich & Co.; "Solano City Special" cars of the Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway; ferry boats Bridgit, Aurora and San Francisco; irrigation operations; views of undeveloped tracts; crops; livestock; agricultural laborers; and a view of the Solano Irrigated Farms office on Market St. in San Francisco. Also present is an oversize brochure depicting an aerial view of the region and demarcating the property of the corporation, titled "Aeroplane view of Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc." (B folder) published by A.J. Rich & Co.


1913 (issued)


Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc. -- Photographs
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway -- Photographs
Agriculture -- California -- Solano County -- Photographs
Real estate business -- California -- Solano County -- Photographs
Irrigation farming -- California -- Solano County -- Photographs
Ferries -- California -- Solano County -- Photographs
Solano County (Calif.) -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer's name printed in negative of most prints: R.J. Waters & Co.
All prints numbered in negative. Number range 201-304. Some prints includes captions printed in negative.
Received bound in album; leaves disbound because of rust and dirt on binding posts and covers, which were discarded. Hand-written label on original photograph album: Solano Farms 201 to 300 inclusive.
Also includes 1 oversize brochure.
Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc. photograph album, BANC PIC 2018.046, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Barney F. Chapman ; 2018.
Solano Irrigated Farms was incorporated in 1913, and failed later that year. A.J. Rich & Co. was a key financier of the enterprise.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

103 photographs in 1 box : gelatin silver prints tipped onto linen ; sheets 18 x 13 cm




BANC PIC 2018.046--PIC
BANC PIC 2018.046--B
BANC PIC 2018.046



Related Item:

Aeroplane view of Solano Irrigated Farms, Inc : A.J. Rich & Co.