The Floyd Russel Family History Room

Photographs by M.B.Boissevain

September 24 - December 31, 2016 / Curated by Elia Haworth and Sandy Dierks

J.A.Vierra Preparing Grass Test Plot Bolinas 1925, by M.B.Boissevain courtesy of the UC Cooperative Extension Marin
J.A. Vierra Preparing Grass Test Plot, J.A. Vierra Ranch, Bolinas, 1925. Photo by M.B. Boissevain Courtesy of the Univeristy of California Cooperative Extension, Marin

 M.B. Boissevain became Marinn County’s first Farm Advisor in 1920 through University of California Cooperative Extension. A talented photographer, Boissevain captured remarkable images of the people and places he visited during the 1920s,1930s and 1940s. He photographed high school student farm visits as well as the ranchers, farmers, their animals, crops and land. This exhibit presents a selection of photos taken in coastal Marin with a camera that shot 4 x 5 inch negatives. The photographs are on loan from University of California Cooperative Extension Marin (also known as the Farm Advisor’s office) that continues to be a significant creative resource for sustaining agriculture.