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[United States Geological Survey in California and Nevada photograph albums].
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[United States Geological Survey in California and Nevada photograph albums]


Ericson, A. W. (Augustus William), 1848-1927, photographer.


Chiefly snapshots documenting a United States Geological Survey group's activitities at various locations throught California, with an emphasis on the southern desert regions, and a few locations in Nevada. One photograph caption identifies most of the surveyors depicted in the albums: Muller, Turner, Biggs, McDonell, Auten, Phillps [i.e. Phillips?]. Activities and other subjects depicted include spirit level surveying, camping, various types of transportation (mules, wagons, coaches, trains, etc.) used or encountered by the surveyors, and landscapes. Identified California locations depicted include Death Valley, Mojave Desert, Inyo County, Owens Valley, San Joaquin River, Hoopa River, Ballarat, Panamint Valley, San Bernardino, Argus Mountains, Mount Whitney, Kramer, Trinity River, Bishop and Copper City. Identified Nevada locations include Ash Meadows, Amargosa Desert, and Rhyolite. Various Native American groups are represented, the only identified tribe being the Hoopa. Other subjects include a few views of Humboldt County logging, and a view of San Francisco following the 1906 earthquake and fire.


1905 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-nv
Surveying -- California -- Photographs
Surveying -- Nevada -- Photographs
Camping -- California -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- California -- Photographs
Camping -- Californie -- Photographies
Peuples autochtones -- Californie -- Photographies
Indians of North America
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.) -- Photographs
Mojave Desert -- Photographs
Mort, Vallée de la (Calif. et Nev.) -- Photographies
Mohave, Désert -- Photographies
United States -- Death Valley
United States -- Mojave Desert
Geological Survey (U.S.) -- Photographs
Geological Survey (U.S.)


Title devised by cataloger.
Most photographers unknown. Includes a few professional views by A.W. Ericson (Arcata) and 1 by A.A. Forbes (Bishop).
Many photographs accompanied by hand-written captions on leaves; many others are uncaptioned. Some captions dated, between 1905 and 1907.
Purchase ; From Donald Heald ; 2017.
Item list available in library.
United States Geological Survey in California and Nevada photograph albums, BANC PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.


Photograph albums.
Landscapes (Representations)-California.

Physical Description:

approximately 165 photographs in 2 albums : chiefly gelatin silver prints mounted to album leaves ; sheets various sizes, albums 15 x 20 cm and 14 x 21 cm