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Imperial Valley Snapshots, ca. 1903
BANC PIC 19xx.054--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Imperial Valley Snapshots
    Date: ca. 1903
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 19xx.054--PIC
    Extent: 23 black and white photographs, 11 x 7 cm or smaller 23 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 open 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 the 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 original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Imperial Valley snapshots, ca. 1903, BANC PIC 19xx.054--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


    Scope and Content

    This collection of 23 snapshots were taken circa 1903 by an unidentified photographer. The subject matter is the Imperial Valley area of California, including the towns of Brawley, Calexico, and Mexicali, and the Alamo River. The collection includes photographs of Cocopa tribe members, Mexicans, and inhabitants of Brawley. Also featured are several buildings and other types of residential structures. Typewritten captions on the verso of the photographs are lengthy and provide an informative historical and cultural context for the images. The collection provides firsthand impressions of the settlement and early history of Brawley, California.
    The collection is arranged by general subject (e.g. Cocopas, Mexicans, various families, buildings, etc.) as suggested by the captions. Whenever possible, the individual subjects are arranged chronologically.
    As the captions are typewritten, the impression of the characters is visible on the printed side of the photographs. Several of the prints are streaked with scratches. The print sizes range from 11 x 7 cm to 7 x 6 cm.