The San Joaquin Delta collection contains 97 photographic prints taken primarily by Charles A. Bishop circa 1904-1907 documenting
various aspects of the reclamation, irrigation, and cultivation processes undertaken in the Middle River area of the San Joaquin
Valley. Activities featured in the collection include dredging, pumping, transport by barge of freight and heavy field machinery,
field cultivation and harvesting. The collection includes photographs of the Santa Fe Railroad depot area of Middle River;
various waterways, canals, marshlands and fields of the vicinity; local residences; immigrant farm laborers; and samples of
the yield from the farms. Also included are two photographs of Charles A. Bishop and a reproduction of a magazine article
extolling the successes of the land reclamation efforts in the San Joaquin Valley.
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.