Finding Aid to Photographs Related to Rice Growing and Irrigation in California, 1908-1916

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Finding Aid to Photographs Related to Rice Growing and Irrigation in California, 1908-1916

Collection number: BANC PIC 1905.02929-.02947--A

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 Padma Rubiales.
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2016 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs Related to Rice Growing and Irrigation in California
Date: 1908-1916
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1905.02929-.02947--A
Extent: 17 photographic prints; black and white, 9 x 30 cm. or smaller 19 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
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is available for use.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Photographs related to rice growing and irrigation in California, 1908-1916, BANC PIC 1905.02929-.02947--A, 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

Transferred from the Marcel E. Cerf Papers (BANC MSS C-G 38)

Scope and Content

This collection contains 17 black and white photographs taken between the years 1908 and 1916 of rice fields, agricultural equipment, and irrigation procedures, primarily in Yolo County, California. Several photographs feature Fair Ranch, located in Knight's Landing. Other rice fields in Yolo County are also pictured. The construction of Natoma's Levee on the Sacramento River is shown and an unidentified pumping plant. In addition to irrigation, rice threshing and field plowing are depicted. Photographs of tractors and other agricultural equipment, including the "Austen Ditcher," are also included in the collection. The photographers are unknown.

Container Listing

 

Main irrigation canal and rice field, Fair Ranch, Knights Landing, 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2929--A

 

Main irrigation ditch - Fair Ranch, Yolo Co. [county] 1916, Rice Field BANC PIC 1905.2930--A

 

Threshing rice, Fair Ranch, Knights Landing - 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2931--A

 

Rice bindery, Fair Ranch, Knights Landing - 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2932--A

 

Rice Field, Fair Ranch, Knights Landing, 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2933--A

 

Rice Field - Fair Ranch - Knights Landing 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2934--A

 

Irrig. [irrigation] Ditch and rice field, River Farms - Yolo Co. [county] - 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2935--A

 

Building Natoma's Levee BANC PIC 1905.2936--A

 

Showing method of building Natoma's Levee on Sacramento River BANC PIC 1905.2937--A

 

Main Pumping Plant - District 108 - Drainage Pump, 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2938--A

 

Plowing in Yolo County District 108 after flood waters had receeded in 1915. Note enormous width cut by plows - depth of plowing 4" to 5". Sanders Plows - Holt Caterpillar BANC PIC 1905.2939--A

 

District 108 - Yolo Co. [county] - Plowing after flood waters receeded 1915 - Caterpillar and John Davis Plows BANC PIC 1905.2940--A

 

Austen Ditcher bought about 1910 by Solano Irrig. [irrigation] Farms, sold to River Farms 1916 - Ditch being dug - Yolo Co. [county] District 108 BANC PIC 1905.2941--A

 

Austen Ditcher - vintage about 1910. Bought by River Farms from Solano Irrig. [irrigation] Farms - 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2942--A

 

Yolo County - District 108 - 1915. Ditcher being pulled by two Caterpillars - sometimes 3 or 4 Cats. hooked to this ditcher BANC PIC 1905.2943--A

 

Best of San Leandro, Steam Engine, pulling Belt Excavator. Making ditch - automobile Marmon - Date of picture 1915 BANC PIC 1905.2944--A

 

Austen Ditcher and ditch, Yolo Co. [county] - District 108, 1916 BANC PIC 1905.2945--A

 

Johnson Toe Hold Tractor on market for short period about 1912. Built at Sacramento by Joshua Hendy Iron Works, S. F. BANC PIC 1905.2946--A

 

Beskow Tractor about 1908 - probably patented but never manufactured for sale. Very unique rear wheel which was not tangent to ground BANC PIC 1905.2947--A