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Photograph of a group of more than 100 pelicans roosting on a rocky shore of the Salton Sea, California, ca.1910. This is "one of the dry desolate buttes of the Salton Basin, now [ca.1910] converted into an island by the waters of the overflow [from heavy runoff breaking the levee of the then under-construction Imperial Canal at the Colorado River]. In a few weeks after its being surrounded by water it became the nesting grounds of tens of thousands of pelicans." The lake is visible in the background.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w 17 x 21 cm. glass plate negatives photographic prints photographs
chs-m7260 USC-1-1-1-7389 USC-1-1-1-14232 [Legacy record ID] CHS-4320 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m7260 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-4320.jpg