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Title
Collecting Ladybirds in the Sierras (9 views)
Contributor
California. State Commission of Horticulture
California. State Insectary
Date Created and/or Issued
1910-1911
Contributing Institution
California State Library
Collection
California History Section Picture Catalog
Rights Information
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Description
Plates in: [Album of mounted photographs illustrating the work of the California state insectary, Sacramento : Photographs taken from 1910-1912] / California state insectary, Sacramento, pg. 1.
View 1 (2014-1591). Towle Station, where Ladybirds are shipped from, 1910 -- view 2 (2014-1592). Sack contains 40 lbs. of Ladybirds, 1911 -- view 3 (2014-1593)). Caught in a snowstorm, 1910 -- view 4 (2014-1594). One of the difficulties, 1910 -- view 5 (2014-1595). "Long Distance", 1910. Shows E. J. Branigan -- view 6 (2014-1596). A load of 62 lbs., Whitney, 1910. Shows B. B. Whitney -- view 7 (2014-1597). 175 lbs, 1910 -- view 8 (2014-1598). Ladybirds and collecting outfit, 1910, Bacon, Branigan. Shows F. R. Bacon, E.J. Branigan -- view 9 (2014-1599). 205 pounds of Ladybirds, 1910.
The Insectary Division of the Commission of Horticulture was responsible for collecting, breeding and disseminating predaceous insects as a means of controlling harmful insects. As part of that work, they collected and disseminated the native species of ladybird (ladybug) beetle or coccinellids, notably Hippodamia convergens.
Also have negative: no. 29,192 (for entire page of nine photos).
Type
image
Format
Photographs.
Nonprojected graphic
Extent
9 photographic prints ; 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. and 3 1/8 x 2 1/8 in. or smaller.
Language
English
Subject
Branigan, Edward J.--Photographs
California. State Insectary--Photographs
Insects--Collection and preservation--Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nevada)--Photographs
Ladybugs
Biological pest control--California
Snow--Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
Mules--Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
Horses--Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
Pack animals--Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
Towle (Calif.)--Photographs
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)--Photographs
Photographic prints
Photograph albums
Place
Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nevada)
California
Sierra Nevada Mountains (Calif. and Nev.)
Towle (Calif.)
Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)

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