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.
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.
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