An Apiary on the Foothills of San Gabriel, circa 1878

Summary

Missions in southern California raised fruit and vegetables to feed local populations. The temperate climate that supported year-round cultivation drew growers specializing in grapes, fruit trees, and berry bushes. Bees played a critical role in crop production. This stereograph indicates the investment viticulturalists and fruit-growers made in hives to sustain pollinators, the essential ingredient in their farming system.

Missions in southern California raised fruit and vegetables to feed local populations. The temperate climate that supported year-round cultivation drew growers specializing in grapes, fruit trees, and berry bushes. Bees played a critical role in crop production. This stereograph indicates the investment viticulturalists and fruit-growers made in hives to sustain pollinators, the essential ingredient in their farming system.

Material

Card stock

Technique

Photographic processes

Color

Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 4.375 in

Width: 7 in

Inscriptions

front, right-side image, bottom: No. 163. An Apiay on the Foothills of San Gabriel front of mount: Photographed and Published by A.C. Varela, Los Angeles, Cal. back, in pencil writing: 9 mi back of Los Angeles, Cal

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