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San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907
BANC PIC 1993.019--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs
    Date: ca. 1904-1907
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1993.019--PIC
    Photographer: Charles A. Bishop
    Extent: 97 photographic prints, 13 x 18 cm. 95 digital objects
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is available for use.

    Publication Rights

    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.
    Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907, BANC PIC 1993.019--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Digital Representations Available

    Digital representations of selected original pictorial materials are available in the list of materials below. Digital image files were prepared from selected Library originals by the Library Photographic Service. Library originals were copied onto 35mm color transparency film; the film was scanned and transferred to Kodak Photo CD (by Custom Process); and the Photo CD files were color-corrected and saved in JFIF (JPEG) format for use as viewing files.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The San Joaquin Delta photographs were received as a gift from Paul G. Bishop, the photographers's son, in 1993.

    Scope and Content

    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.
    The collection has been arranged into separate series according to the general subject matter of the prints. A photographer's number appears on four prints, two of which are also marked "Logan Foto."