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Close-up view of a blast-hole in a Los Angeles Aqueduct feeder pipe, Inyo County vicinity, [about 1927]
Date Created and/or Issued
[circa May, 1927]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Possibly related to a similar image of a damaged aqueduct pipe viewed from a different angle captioned, “Rent in Power House Feeder Pipe Where Second Aqueduct Dynamiting Occurred A gaping rent was torn by Owens Valley dynamiters in the penstock, or feeder pipe, leading to Big Pine Power House No. 3 in the second Aqueduct blast last week. It took place early Saturday morning. The destruction of the pipe did not interfere with the Aqueduct itself, but put the power house out of commission.” Los Angeles Times, 30 May 1927: A1
This photograph is possibly related to a different photograph of the same damaged Los Angeles Aqueduct pipe that appears with the article, “POLICE READY TO RUSH NORTH: Armed Men Prepared for New Aqueduct Trouble Investigation by Grand Jury May Be Requested State Senator Swing Offers Aid to End Feud Clew Found in Siphon Blast Detectives on Trail of City Aqueduct Dynamiters Repairs Rushed on Break in No-Name Canyon Water Department Brands Outrages as ‘Outlawry,’” Los Angeles Time, 30 May 1927: A1
A segment of aqueduct pipe stretches across the top of the image and is viewed close-up. At center, a large blast-hole sits at the bottom of the pipe. Shards from the hole protrude up and are barely visible in the shadows. A triangular patch of light streams between the shards and through another blast hole on the other side of the pipe. A small trickle of water flows out from the pipe, just left-of-center. Along the bottom third of the image, rock-covered terrain occupies the background.
Text from negative sleeve: LOS ANGELES AQUEDUCT [handwritten:] Los Angeles Aqueduct
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Bombings--California--Inyo County
Pipes (Conduits)--California--Inyo County
Los Angeles Aqueduct (Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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