Marrett Burridge (M.B.) Boissevain served as Marin’s first University of California Farm Adviser. Beginning in 1920 in his role as an agricultural agent for the state he spread practical information and new farming methods, bringing with him progressive ideas and technological innovations, while advocating farmer cooperation. As part of his role and duties Mr. Boissevain kept records and took hundreds of photographic images of Marin agriculture including its people and farmscapes. A talented and prolific photographer using large film format the book provides a detailed and dramatic glimpse into Marin’s agrarian roots during the progressive era of the early 20th century. Includes 80 black and white images by Boissevain of people, farms, crops, and livestock with extensive captions, an agricultural chronology of Marin and bibliography. 122 pages, softcover.