American Bee Keepers 1886

Image

American Bee Keepers 1886

Title

American Bee Keepers 1886

Identifier

14652 OS

Source

1988

Description

Mounted sepia print of several oval portraits of bee keepers, mainly men but there are some women. There are 120 bee keepers with their names printed at the bottom of their photo. Among them is Robert Wilkin, a bee keeper from Sespe, in the middle of the tenth row. According to library records "Train Los Angeles by steamer to Ventura County circa 1875(?) Largest apiary in US. Died 1911."

Creator

Unknown

Date

1886

Format

Sepia Photograph
Portrait, Bust
Portrait, Group
21.5 x 28.5 cm

Subject

Wilkin, Robert
Beekeepers

Coverage

California
Ventura County (Calif.)

Publisher

Museum of Ventura County

Rights

The copyright to this image has not been determined. These images are intended for personal or research use only. Please contact library staff for rights determinations and additional uses.

Type

Image

Language

English

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “American Bee Keepers 1886,” Research Library at The Museum of Ventura County, accessed September 22, 2021, https://photographs.venturamuseum.org/items/show/4058.