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[Hoover Dam surveying and construction photograph album]


Frashers Inc, photographer.


Album of snapshots documenting various activities of Los Angeles County surveyors at work in the desert Southwest between Hoover Dam and Los Angeles from 1928 to 1929. Images include a few vehicles and other equipment particular to desert surveying. Surveyors' camps are also depicted. Other topics of snapshots include unidentified petroglyphs and desert landscapes. Identified surveyors include Bill Saunders, Jack Taylor, Neal Scott, "Pothoff" and "Dex". Album also includes commercial real photo postcards depicting the progress of construction on Hoover Dam, from early views of the dam's future location to later views of the dam near its completion in the mid-1930s. Identified locations include the Colorado River, Death Valley and Boulder City. Other materials (filed in --PIC folder) include a few additional surveying snapshots and construction views; a brochure, Hoover Dam, published by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 1947; and an envelope inscribed with the name Mr. Carl Martin.


1928 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-az -- n-us-nv
Surveyors -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Photographs
Surveying -- Southwest, New -- Photographs
Dams -- Southwest, New -- Design and construction -- Photographs
Deserts -- Southwest, New -- Photographs
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- Photographs
Southwest, New -- Photographs


Title devised by cataloger.
Compiled by unidentified Los Angeles County surveyor. Snapshot photographer(s) unknown. Commercial postcard photographers include "Oakes" and Frashers Fotos of Pomona.
A few snapshots are accompanied by descriptive caption slips inserted behind the prints. Some loose prints in folder include dated hand-written captions.
Hoover Dam surveying and construction photograph album, BANC PIC 2020.014, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

70 photographs in 1 album and 1 folder : gelatin silver prints ; prints 12 x 17 cm, album 19 x 29 cm