TANGIBLE MEMORIES: Californians and their Gardens, 1800-1950, by Judith M. Taylor and Harry Morton Butterfield

"California may be the golden state but it is also a garden state. Innumerable gardens have been made since the Europeans first came, starting with the Franciscan missionaries. The gold rush was the defining period, leading to immense expenditures by newly rich miners."

HISTORICAL IMPORT OF THE ORANGE INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Jessie Edna Boyd, 1922

"The wealth of this state was better known after the discovery of gold by James W. Marshall, January 1848. The gold rush quickly populated California and held the undivided interest in mining for several years to follow. It was not until the diggings became poor that attention was turned to agriculture and the mass of… Continue reading HISTORICAL IMPORT OF THE ORANGE INDUSTRY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, by Jessie Edna Boyd, 1922

LOS ANGELES FLORA — Detroit Publishing Company Postcards, 1898 – 1931

"The views were primarily made using the color Photochrom process and a later process derived from Photochrom called Phostint; some views are sepia tone as well. The collection includes images from the earliest 1898 Photochrom publications, through the last series using the Detroit Publishing imprint, which was begun in 1931."