Views Related to Water Supply Methods in California Missions, 1945

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The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000

Views Related to Water Supply Methods in California Missions, 1945

BANC PIC 1905.04578-04605--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California

Berkeley, California 1997
Finding aid and digital representations of archival materials funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
    Processed and encoded by:
    California Heritage Digital Image Access Project staff in The Bancroft Library and The Library's Electronic Text Unit
    Digital images processed by:
    The Library Photographic Service
    Finding aid completed:
    October 1996
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Views Related to Water Supply Methods in California Missions,
Date: 1945
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.04578-04605--PIC
Extent: 27 photographic prints, 1 blueprint ; various sizes 28 digital objects
Photographer: Frank Adams
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is available 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 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 the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Views Related to Water Supply Methods in California Missions, 1945 , BANC PIC 1905.04578-04605--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 27 photographic prints and one blueprint consists primarily of views related to the irrigation of California mission land. The photographs were taken or collected by Frank Adams (1875-1967), a University of California, Berkeley professor who specialized in irrigation. The collection includes photographs of tools and plows (some hand-made by Indians) dams, aqueducts, reservoirs, cisterns, etc. Views of agricultural land depicting olive, pear and Bidwell orange trees are featured, as well as several general views of missions (Purísima, San Luis Rey, Carmel, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Sonoma and San Antonio). Also included is a photo of land farmed by Russians at Fort Ross, General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo's home in Sonoma, and a blueprint of an old mission dam at Santa Barbara.
Several of the photographs have extensive type-written captions on the verso, and this is indicated in the caption list by “more information on verso.”

Container Listing


:4578 Fanega measure at Sonoma Mission, Adams, Frank 1943


:4579 Sonoma fanega measure, "rounded full" of wheat. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4580 [Old Mission Dam. Letter to Frank Adams from John Perko on verso.]


:4581 Old Mission Dam [blue print sketched by John L. Perko]


:4582 Bidwell Orange Tree at Bidwell Bar, Butte County. The attached photograph was sent to the writer by Dan L. Beebe, Publisher of the Oroville Mercury, on October 21, 1943. The Bidwell orange is generally believed to be the first orange tree planted in Northern California and it is still standing. On the left is seen the Bidwell Bar Bridge over Feather River.


:4583 Early Day Hay Press. This is the most unique hay press in the history of the West... [more information on verso]


:4584 Primitive Plow (at Sutter's Fort). Two years after Captain Sutter had established this place, he had 12 of these primitive wooden plows in use in his grain fields around the fort. [more information on the verso.]


:4585 Mexian Ox Cart. This old Mexican ox cart was made about 1806 at Mission San Jose in Santa Clara County. [More information on verso.]


:4586 General Vallejo's Casa Grande on his Petaluma Grant, as restored by N. S. G. W. Adams, Frank 1943


:4587 Another view of General Vallejo's Casa Grande on his Petaluma Grant. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4588 The Vallejo home at Sonoma. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4589 San Antonio Mission. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4590 Infra red photo of old olive tree at San Antonio Mission. Ruins of mission in left background. Adams, Frank, 1942


:4591 Remnants of elevated aqueduct at Santa Barbara Mission. Mission in background. Adams, Frank, 1944


:4592 Santa Barbara Mission aqueduct across street from elevated portion shown in other pictures. Brown, J. B.


:4593 Upper portion of elevated aqueduct at Santa Barbara Mission. Side view, lower [?] shown in other pictures. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4594 Remains of mill reservoir, at Santa Barbara Mission. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4595 Old Indian-made hand farming tools at Santa Barbara Mission. Adams, Frank, 1944


:4596 Sonoma Mission. Adams, Frank, 1942


:4597 Portion of land farmed by Russians at Fort Ross. the fort is directly behind the Cypress grove in [?] distance. [The] Orchard was on first hill on left, and a little higher than edge of picture. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4598 Old San Diego Mission Dam. Adams, Frank, 1942


:4599 Carmel Mission. Adams, Frank, 1940


:4600 Part of lands used for agriculture by San Luis Rey Mission. Reconstructed mission in background. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4601 Section of old adobe wall surrounding orchard and fields at San Fernando Mission. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4602 Infra red photo of old pear tree near Santa Cruz Mission. Adams, Frank, 1942


:4603 Remains of old cistern at Purisima Mission. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4604 Remains of old reservoir at Purisima Mission. Beyond reservoir, in valley, are part of the lands used for agriculture by the Mission. Adams, Frank, 1943


:4605 Copy of pen sketches of Mexican plow and cart. Taken at Santa Barbara Mission in 1944. Adams, Frank 1943