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A crane digging in the sand, Calexico, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March 15, 1936
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 Arcadia funds.
The details of the rigorous construction of the All American Canal.
From the view of the control house the gigantic crane can be seen digging trenches in the sand.
Photograph appears with the article, "Blazing Skies Defied by Hurrying Crews Digging Big Ditch in Desert," Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar 1936: 10.
Text from negative sleeve: 4973 - Shots at the All-American Canal near xxxxxx Calexico, California. (one removed for cleaning) 4/16/36 [stamped:] Apr 23 1936
Text from newspaper caption: Like some unbelievable monster of the machine age is this enormous dragline working on the all-American canal eighteen miles from Calexico. This view taken from the top of the control house shows the enormous crane that handles the eight-cubic yard sand bucket. The canal cut is sixty feet deep here. In two months this dragline has moved 344,000 cubic yards of sand.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Hoisting machinery
All American Canal (Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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