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Views of irrigation and land reclamation projects in the Imperial Valley and other California locales [graphic]
BANC PIC 1905.12343-.12421--PIC
Collection Overview

Title:

Views of irrigation and land reclamation projects in the Imperial Valley and other California locales

Creator/Contributor:

Packard, Walter E. (Walter Eugene), 1884-1966, creator

Abstract:

Includes views of farms (some experimental), farming (hemp harvesting, etc.), and farm buildings. Photos of flooded areas and destruction by cyclon include views of the Colorado River flood of 1906. Also depicted are many views of the Delhi land settlement, focusing on agriculture, dwellings, etc. Other photos depict the Riverside Experiment Station, University Farm at UC Davis, Durham agricultural views, and members of the Agricuture Club of U.C. Berkeley. A view of a Chinese restaurant at Mexicali (Mexico), an interior of a store at Meloland, Calif., and photos of W.E. Packard homes are also included.

Date:

ca. 1910-ca. 1929 (issued)

Subject:

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Packard, Walter E. (Walter Eugene) -- 1884-1966 -- Pictorial works
Agriculture -- California -- Photographs
Irrigation -- California -- Imperial Valley -- Photographs
Floods -- California, Southern -- Photographs
Agricultural development projects -- California -- Photographs
Farmhouses -- California -- Photographs
Reclamation of land -- California -- Photographs
Water-supply -- California -- Imperial Valley -- Photographs
Hemp -- California -- Photographs
Imperial Valley (Calif. and Mexico) -- Pictorial works
Delhi (Merced County, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Durham (Calif.) -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographers unknown. Collected by Walter E. Packard.
Agricultural engineer. Assignments included work as superintendent of University of California's Imperial Valley Experimental Farm, 1907-1917 and Delhi State Land Settlement, 1920-1924; irrigation consultant in Mexico, 1926-1929; work with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Resettlement Administration, Farm Security Administration and Central Valley Project; land consultant to the Governor of Puerto Rico, 1945-1947; work in Greece as irrigation and reclamation expert under the Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan; interest in public water and power and migrant labor problems.

Type:

graphic

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
79 photographic prints : b&w ; various sizes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1905.12343-.12421--PIC

Origin:

California