San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907

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University of California, Berkeley
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San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907

Collection number: BANC PIC 1993.019--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Processed by Chris McDonald.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
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Collection Summary

Collection Title: San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs
Date: ca. 1904-1907
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1993.019--PIC
Photographer: Charles A. Bishop
Extent: 97 photographic prints, 13 x 18 cm. 95 digital objects
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English

Information for Researchers

Access

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], San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs, ca. 1904-1907, BANC PIC 1993.019--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

The San Joaquin Delta photographs were received as a gift from Paul G. Bishop, the photographers's son, in 1993.

Scope and Content

The San Joaquin Delta collection contains 97 photographic prints taken primarily by Charles A. Bishop circa 1904-1907 documenting various aspects of the reclamation, irrigation, and cultivation processes undertaken in the Middle River area of the San Joaquin Valley. Activities featured in the collection include dredging, pumping, transport by barge of freight and heavy field machinery, field cultivation and harvesting. The collection includes photographs of the Santa Fe Railroad depot area of Middle River; various waterways, canals, marshlands and fields of the vicinity; local residences; immigrant farm laborers; and samples of the yield from the farms. Also included are two photographs of Charles A. Bishop and a reproduction of a magazine article extolling the successes of the land reclamation efforts in the San Joaquin Valley.
The collection has been arranged into separate series according to the general subject matter of the prints. A photographer's number appears on four prints, two of which are also marked "Logan Foto."

Container Listing

 

Series 1: Waterway, Canal and Boat Scenes.

 

"A Trip to Holland." [Article on Stockton and San Joaquin Valley land reclamation. Photographic reproduction from unidentified magazine.] BANC PIC 1993.019:01--PIC

 

"A Trip to Holland." [Article on Stockton and San Joaquin Valley land reclamation. Photographic reproduction from unidentified magazine.] BANC PIC 1993.019:02--PIC

 

[Unidentified waterway.] BANC PIC 1993.019:03--PIC

 

[Men with boats. Unidentified canal.] BANC PIC 1993.019:04--PIC

 

[Unidentified canal.] BANC PIC 1993.019:05--PIC

 

[Unidentified waterway.] BANC PIC 1993.019:06--PIC

 

[Unidentified marshland and waterway.] BANC PIC 1993.019:07--PIC

 

[Irrigation scene.] BANC PIC 1993.019:08--PIC

 

[Unidentified marshland and waterway.] BANC PIC 1993.019:09--PIC

 

Lotus. [Men on boat.] BANC PIC 1993.019:10--PIC

 

[Unidentified steam boat.] BANC PIC 1993.019:11--PIC

 

Series 2: Dredging Operations.

 

[Pump station. Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:12--PIC

 

[Scene at pump station? Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:13--PIC

 

Logan Foto. [Pump station. Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:14--PIC

 

[Pump station. Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:15--PIC

 

[Unidentified people at pump station. Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:16--PIC

 

[Dredges in dock.] BANC PIC 1993.019:17--PIC

 

[Dredges.] BANC PIC 1993.019:18--PIC

 

1393. [Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:19--PIC

 

[Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:20--PIC

 

[Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:21--PIC

 

[Dredges.] BANC PIC 1993.019:22--PIC

 

[Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:23--PIC

 

[Dredge. Middle River Navigation and Canal Co.] BANC PIC 1993.019:24--PIC

 

[Dredge. Middle River Navigation and Canal Co.] BANC PIC 1993.019:25--PIC

 

[Unidentified men on scoop of dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:26--PIC

 

[Unidentified men beside scoop of dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:27--PIC

 

[Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:28--PIC

 

[Dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:29--PIC

 

[Pump facility.] BANC PIC 1993.019:30--PIC

 

[Pump facility.] BANC PIC 1993.019:31--PIC

 

[Pump facility and dredge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:32--PIC

 

[Pump facility.] BANC PIC 1993.019:33--PIC

 

Series 3: Barge, Railway and Depot Scenes.

 

Logan Foto. 786. [Barges along bank. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:34--PIC

 

[Field machinery on barge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:35--PIC

 

[Field machinery on barge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:36--PIC

 

[Sections of pipe on barge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:37--PIC

 

[Railway tracks approaching Middle River depot.] BANC PIC 1993.019:38--PIC

 

[Railway depot. Middle River.] BANC PIC 1993.019:39--PIC

 

[Railway tracks approaching Middle River depot.] BANC PIC 1993.019:40--PIC

 

[Buildings at Middle River railway depot.] BANC PIC 1993.019:41--PIC

 

[Buildings at Middle River railway depot.] BANC PIC 1993.019:42--PIC

 

[Buildings at Middle River railway depot.] BANC PIC 1993.019:43--PIC

 

Series 4: Miscellaneous Buildings.

 

[Buildings along waterway. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:44--PIC

 

[Homes along waterway. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:45--PIC

 

[Unidentified residence. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:46--PIC

 

[Homes along waterway. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:47--PIC

 

[Unidentified residence and windmill. Middle River?] BANC PIC 1993.019:48--PIC

 

[Unidentified building.] BANC PIC 1993.019:49--PIC

 

[A-frame house with grass roof.] BANC PIC 1993.019:50--PIC

 

Logan Foto. 780. [Men and boy sitting on sandbags.] BANC PIC 1993.019:51--PIC

 

Series 5: Field Scenes.

 

[Unidentified men with horses, at O.M. Woodworth Horse Shoeing & General Blacksmithing.] BANC PIC 1993.019:52--PIC

 

[Horse teams hauling produce.] BANC PIC 1993.019:53--PIC

 

[Unidentified men with horse and plow.] BANC PIC 1993.019:54--PIC

 

[Group portrait of field laborers.] BANC PIC 1993.019:55--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:56--PIC

 

[Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co. Duplicate of 58.] BANC PIC 1993.019:57--PIC

 

[Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co. Duplicate of 57.] BANC PIC 1993.019:58--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:59--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:60--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:61--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:62--PIC

 

[Field machinery along waterway. Duplicate of 64.] BANC PIC 1993.019:63--PIC

 

[Field machinery along waterway. Duplicate of 63.] BANC PIC 1993.019:64--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:65--PIC

 

[Unloading field machinery from barge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:66--PIC

 

[Unloading field machinery from barge.] BANC PIC 1993.019:67--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:68--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:69--PIC

 

854. [Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co.] BANC PIC 1993.019:70--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:71--PIC

 

[Field machinery in operation.] BANC PIC 1993.019:72--PIC

 

[Laborers with field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:73--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:74--PIC

 

[Horse team and machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:75--PIC

 

[Plowing machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:76--PIC

 

[Harvester?] BANC PIC 1993.019:77--PIC

 

[Field machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:78--PIC

 

[Irrigation ditch and water regulator.] BANC PIC 1993.019:79--PIC

 

[Irrigation ditch and water regulator.] BANC PIC 1993.019:80--PIC

 

Charles A. Bishop ca. 1904-07. BANC PIC 1993.019:81--PIC

 

[Charles A. Bishop.] BANC PIC 1993.019:82--PIC

 

[Clods in field.] BANC PIC 1993.019:83--PIC

 

[Clods in field.] BANC PIC 1993.019:84--PIC

 

[Plowing machinery.] BANC PIC 1993.019:85--PIC

 

[Farm laborers with horse and wagon.] BANC PIC 1993.019:86--PIC

 

[Field scene with farm laborers.] BANC PIC 1993.019:87--PIC

 

[Field scene with farm laborers and produce.] BANC PIC 1993.019:88--PIC

 

[Field scene with farm laborers and produce.] BANC PIC 1993.019:89--PIC

 

[Field scene with produce sacks.] BANC PIC 1993.019:90--PIC

 

[Field scene with mud bricks?] BANC PIC 1993.019:91--PIC

 

[Bushels with measuring stick.] BANC PIC 1993.019:92--PIC

 

[Asparagus head.] BANC PIC 1993.019:93--PIC

 

[Asparagus head.] BANC PIC 1993.019:94--PIC

 

[Field scene with crops.] BANC PIC 1993.019:95--PIC

 

[Field scene with crops.] BANC PIC 1993.019:96--PIC

 

[Field scene.] BANC PIC 1993.019:97--PIC