Harvesting Beans, Madera County, Calif., 1900

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Harvesting Beans, Madera County, Calif., 1900

BANC PIC 1983.172 -- PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    December 1996
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Harvesting Beans, Madera County, Calif.,
Date: 1900
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1983.172 -- PIC
Extent: 1 album (7 photographic prints, 10 x 13 cm. or smaller); 18 x 15 cm. 8 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harvesting Beans, Madera County, Calif., 1900, BANC PIC 1983.172 --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 Harvesting Beans album was acquired in 1983 from an unknown source.

Scope and Content

The Harvesting Beans album contains seven photographic prints taken in 1900 by an unidentified photographer. The album features scenes of unidentified Indian women performing various harvesting activities in an unspecified location of Madera County. The photographs also picture papooses, children working, two young men with bows and arrows, an older man on a horse, a tepee formed from a bush, and other farm structures. The type of beans pictured in the album is not identified.
The album's title, "Natives Harvesting Beans, Madera Co., Calif., 1900," is hand-written in gold ink on the front cover. Hand-written captions appear beneath the photographs on the album's leaves. The interleaved papers bear the watermark of Saxony Linen and the copyright stamp of L.A.R. Peckinpah, of Yountville, Napa County, California. The album's binding is hand-stitched.


:1 [Cover of booklet, reading, "Natives harvesting beans, Madera Co., Calif. 1900"]


:2 How we work.


:3 Cleaning beans.


:4 Resting, after thrashing


:5 Her first harvest.


:6 Bush tepee.


:7 Going to the bean field.


:8 [Man on a horse]