Photographic Collection

With over 8,000 donated photographs in our constantly growing collection, the West County Museum offers a unique window into our past. Photos span from Pomo and Miwok natives, early pioneers, agricultural greatness, schools, businesses, to our unique diverse community.

Each photo has been identified, scanned for preservation, and placed in archival material. Some of the many topics the photographs covered are people, businesses, landscape, and historic homes, schools and town events.

Our entire photograph collection can be seen online at

Employees of Cnopius Mercantile Company, Occidental CA. c. 1915  Truck in front of Briscos Mercantile Company.   Shows: Sperardino Guidici, Dionisio Donati, Pete Montafi, Dan Chiaroni, Enrico Pieroni, John Marra.

Alfred Hallberg, left and George Ragle, 50-year members of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Santa Rosa, 1957.

Analy High School Track Team  of 1949 taken in front of the school. Coach  Walt Foster right top row in light jacket.    

Occidental Post Office on Main Street Occidental, c. 1930.