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Title
Lawn and greenhouse of the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa, California, 1959
Creator
Keil, J. B. (Joseph B.), 1884-1968
Contributor
Act 3 Partners (Jack Schaefer, Tiburon, CA
http://www.act3partners.com)
Date Created and/or Issued
1959
2018-03-13
Unknown
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Luther Burbank Homes & Gardens Collection
Rights Information
Neither the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association, the City of Santa Rosa, nor the Sonoma County Library make any assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in these records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association, the City of Santa Rosa, or the Sonoma County Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association. Please contact the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association regarding additional reproduction and reuse information at: http://www.lutherburbank.org/contact-us
Rights Holder and Contact
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Association (100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 10, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; http://www.lutherburbank.org); City of Santa Rosa (100 Santa Rosa Ave., Room 10, Santa Rosa, CA 95404; https://www.srcity.org/); Sonoma County Library (6135 State Farm Drive, Rohnert Park, CA; https://sonomalibrary.org/)
Description
Lawn and greenhouse
s
GNIS
Exact geocoding
17
J. B. Keil (1884-1968) was a Stark Bros. Nurseries & Orchard Co. nurseryman who worked with the Luther Burbank legacy. After Burbank's death in 1926, his Experiment Farm fell into some disrepair, so in 1931, his distributors and partners, Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co., sent emissaries to retrieve the most promising fruit, nut and ornamental shrubs, and in 1931 sold the flowers, vegetables and seeds to Burpee Seed Co. Joseph B. Keil (known as J. B.) came from Stark Bro's to coordinate the efforts and worked there from 1931 to 1934. Over the following years, Elizabeth worked with the Stark brothers to patent 16 Burbank fruits and flowers. The patents name Luther Burbank, deceased, as "inventor" by Elizabeth Waters Burbank, executrix of his estate. In 1935, Stark ended the agreement with Mrs. Burbank (or vice versa). Mrs. Burbank then dispersed the majority of the gardens for subdivision. She sold the remaining property (excluding the house and greenhouse) to the Santa Rosa Junior College for use as a training ground. This lasted until 1954. During this period, J. B. Keil stayed on as caretaker). He continued working with the gardens and took numerous photographs in hopes of using them as plates for a planned book, but the manuscript was never completed.
Title supplied by cataloger.
LBH&G Photo Digitization Project--2018
City of Santa Rosa
204 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
High (600 ppi)
RGB
Type
image
Format
color
slide
image/tiff
image/dng
Extent
1
7 x 7 cm
134.71 MB
16 16 16
600
none
5884
4000
Identifier
castrbhg_pho_2032
96.009.0001.029
KEIL
castrbhg_2032.dng
http://heritage.sonomalibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15763coll22/id/485
Subject
Still image
Agriculture, Rural Life and Fisheries
Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926--Miscellanea
Time Period
1959
Place
United States
California
Sonoma
Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Avenue
204 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, California
38.436605
-122.711899
Relation
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Collection GUIDE
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens Collection
https://www.google.com/maps/place/204+Santa+Rosa+Ave,+Santa+Rosa,+CA+95404/@38.4361572,-122.7139653,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80844806c61f973b:0x44ad7f87045190dd!8m2!3d38.4361572!4d-122.7117766

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