1909 Ad Merced California Chamber Commerce Agriculture Residency Farming TRV1


This is an original 1909 black and white print ad for the Merced County Chamber of Commerce of California, encouraging travel, tourism and residency, particularly agricultural, in the area.

Merced, California was officially incorporated in 1889 and was named after the Merced River. The city is often referred to as the "Gateway to Yosemite" as the trip to the Yosemite National Park is just a short drive away. Merced is home to the University of California Merced (UCM) and the Merced Regional Airport. Noteworthy residents or natives of Merced include actress Janet Leigh, Survivor: Palau finalist Katie Gallagher, San Antonio Spurs' Bruce Brown, Boston Celtics' Ray Allen, Oakland Athletics' Brian Fuentes, Detroit Tigers' Dusty Ryan, bestselling novelist Daniel Silva, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Marvin Eastman, plus many more.


This 102+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5 inches; 10 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Mrs. G. F. Jaeger, Irrigatioin, Dams, Water Supply