The California Flower Market, Inc. was founded in 1912 by Japanese American flower growers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, it forms one branch of the iconic San Francisco Flower Mart at 6th and Brannan, one of only five wholesale flower markets existing in the United States.
In 2019, the records and photographs of the California Flower Market Inc. were donated to the California Historical Society. The records include photographs, photograph albums, manuscript materials, books, articles, ephemera, and audiovisual materials from the late 1800s to 2014.
This gallery provides a guide to records and online resources that document the history of the flower market and of the flower industry in California.