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Rea (George) photographs of Southern California Edison Company hydroelectric projects and other California scenes
PC 033  
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Description
Collection of black and white photographs taken by George Rea throughout California in the 1920s. Some photographs are affixed to photograph album pages, others are loose. Rea worked for Southern California Edison Company on hydroelectric projects in Tulare, Kern and Los Angeles counties. Photographs depict the construction of the Kern River Powerhouse #3 in Kernville, California and the Los Angeles Powerhouse #1 in San Francisquito Canyon, California; construction of electric transmission lines in Southern California; and the camps where Southern California Edison crews lived while working on construction projects. Other photographs depict locations Rea traveled to including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Death Valley and locations outside of California such as North Dakota and Canada.
Extent
6 folders
Restrictions
Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by George Rea, the creator of this collection, were relinquished and transferred to the public domain in 2017 by Diane Z. Wolfson. These materials are governed by a Creative Commons CC0 license, which permits publication and reproduction of materials accompanied by full attribution.
Availability
Collection is open for research.