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San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907

Owning Institution: UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library

About this Collection

The San Joaquin Delta collection contains 97 photographic prints taken primarily by Charles A. Bishop circa 1904-1907 documenting various aspects of the reclamation, irrigation, and cultivation processes undertaken in the Middle River area of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities featured in the collection include dredging, pumping, transport by barge of freight and heavy field machinery, field cultivation and harvesting. The collection includes photographs of the Santa Fe Railroad depot area of Middle River; various waterways, canals, marshlands and fields of the vicinity; local residences; immigrant farm laborers; and samples of the yield from the farms. Also included are two photographs of Charles A. Bishop and a reproduction of a magazine article extolling the successes of the land reclamation efforts in the San Joaquin Valley.... View collection guide.

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