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Photograph album of Owens Valley, 1905-1906
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Description
Album containing 28 gelatin silver photographs of Owens Valley and surrounding area, dated between July 1905 and February 1906.
Background
California engineer and land developer. Nathan W. Stowell was born in Claremont, New Hampshire in 1851, studied engineering as a young man, and moved to California in 1874 where he became involved with land development and irrigation projects, in Rialto, Corona, Ontario, East Whittier, and especially Cucamonga and the Imperial Valley. His business ventures included the Stowell Cement Pipe Company, the Cucamonga Fruit Land Company, the Cucamonga Land and Improvement Company, the Ontario Power Company, the Pacific Sewer Pipe Company, the California Development Company, and the Imperial Valley Water Company Number 1.
Extent
1 album (28 photographic prints) : gelatin silver, 18 x 41 cm (album)

Photographs are panoramic views, oriented horizontally (89 x 273 mm), and are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy black paper, one to a page. Captions identifying location and date of each photograph are printed on slips of white paper affixed below photographs.

Bound in plain black paper covers; bound with faded gray silk ribbon threaded through four holes punched along left margin.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box (21 x 43 cm), with box title "Owens Valley."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.