Skip to main content

Image / Like flatbottomed boats on the sand

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Like flatbottomed boats on the sand
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated May 9, 1949 partially reads, "Anyone who came to California more than 20 years ago will recall the narow [sic], bumpy plank road that stretched for 40 miles across the sand dunes of the Great American Desert west of Yuma. Remnants of the plank road may still be seen on the shifting sands from the modern highway. And if you're souvenir-minded, rusty six-inch spikes may be picked up along the route of the old road. Viewed from a distance, sections of the plank road remind you of flat bottomed boats floating on the sea."; See images #00132293 through #00132295 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Plank roads--California--Imperial Valley
Ruins--California--Imperial Valley
Debris--California--Imperial Valley
Women--California--Imperial Valley
Deserts--California--Imperial Valley
Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico)
Valley Times Collection photographs

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: