Wells Fargo has released the book I shot for them. It's an interesting, illustrated history of the West, through the lens of Wells Fargo, which, of course, has done more than just banking. I was trying to dream up some clever exposition about it, but it turns out the inside leaf has it covered:
"When Businessmen Henry Wells and William G. Fargo gathered a small group of investors at Astor House in New York on March 18, 1852, they had no idea they would be forming what would eventually become one of the country's top financial services companies and one of the world's most recognized brands. Nor did they realize the founding documents they signed would one day be part of their company's extensive corporate archives, collected, preserved, and catalogued for future generations to come.
"Today, the Wells Fargo Corporate Archives and historical collections encompass items from over eleven thousand companies. Some items are on display in our eleven corporate history museums; others hide and still remain undiscovered in our archives.
"This book is the story of the Wells Fargo Corporate Archives. Tended by a dedicated staff, Wells Fargo's collection has grown over a century and today is the company's corporate memory. The scenes of the American frontier, early banking documents, stagecoaches, advert-isements, and all the historical artifacts serve a function larger than promoting the company's distinctive role in our history. Our corporate archives tell the story of our nation and its banking past and present."
The book is for sale at the Wells Fargo History Museums, or you can call (415) 396-6408 and order one.