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Image / Salton Sea pelicans, California, ca.1910

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Title
Salton Sea pelicans, California, ca.1910
Creator
Pierce, C.C. (Charles C.), 1861-1946
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1910
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Rights Information
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
Public Domain. Release under the CC BY Attribution license--http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/--Credit both “University of Southern California. Libraries” and “California Historical Society” as the source. Digitally reproduced by the USC Digital Library; From the California Historical Society Collection at the University of Southern California
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Description
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.
Type
image
Format
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w
17 x 21 cm.
glass plate negatives
photographic prints
photographs
Identifier
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
Subject
Imperial County--Salton Sea
Natural features--Lakes--Salton Sea
Lakes
Pelicans
Birds
Time Period
circa 1910
Place
California
Imperial
USA
Source
1-81-48 [Microfiche number]
4320 [Accession number]
CHS-4320 [Call number]
California Historical Society [Contributing entity]
Relation
California Historical Society Collection, 1860-1960
Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960
USC
chs-m265

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