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

Processed by Chris McDonald.
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
1996

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

BANC PIC 1993.019 -- PIC

The Bancroft Library



University of California

Berkeley, California 1996
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: San Joaquin Delta Land Reclamation Photographs,
Date: ca. 1904-1907
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1993.019 -- PIC
Extent: 97 photographic prints, 13 x 18 cm. 95 digital objects
Photographer: Charles A. Bishop
Repository: The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Languages Represented: 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, 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.

 

1 "A Trip to Holland." [Article on Stockton and San Joaquin Valley land reclamation. Photographic reproduction from unidentified magazine.]

 

2 "A Trip to Holland." [Article on Stockton and San Joaquin Valley land reclamation. Photographic reproduction from unidentified magazine.]

 

3 [Unidentified waterway.]

 

4 [Men with boats. Unidentified canal.]

 

5 [Unidentified canal.]

 

6 [Unidentified waterway.]

 

7 [Unidentified marshland and waterway.]

 

8 [Irrigation scene.]

 

9 [Unidentified marshland and waterway.]

 

10 Lotus. [Men on boat.]

 

11 [Unidentified steam boat.]

 

Series 2: Dredging Operations.

 

12 [Pump station. Middle River.]

 

13 [Scene at pump station? Middle River.]

 

14 Logan Foto. [Pump station. Middle River.]

 

15 [Pump station. Middle River.]

 

16 [Unidentified people at pump station. Middle River.]

 

17 [Dredges in dock.]

 

18 [Dredges.]

 

19 1393. [Dredge.]

 

20 [Dredge.]

 

21 [Dredge.]

 

22 [Dredges.]

 

23 [Dredge.]

 

24 [Dredge. Middle River Navigation and Canal Co.]

 

25 [Dredge. Middle River Navigation and Canal Co.]

 

26 [Unidentified men on scoop of dredge.]

 

27 [Unidentified men beside scoop of dredge.]

 

28 [Dredge.]

 

29 [Dredge.]

 

30 [Pump facility.]

 

31 [Pump facility.]

 

32 [Pump facility and dredge.]

 

33 [Pump facility.]

 

Series 3: Barge, Railway and Depot Scenes.

 

34 Logan Foto. 786. [Barges along bank. Middle River?]

 

35 [Field machinery on barge.]

 

36 [Field machinery on barge.]

 

37 [Sections of pipe on barge.]

 

38 [Railway tracks approaching Middle River depot.]

 

39 [Railway depot. Middle River.]

 

40 [Railway tracks approaching Middle River depot.]

 

41 [Buildings at Middle River railway depot.]

 

42 [Buildings at Middle River railway depot.]

 

43 [Buildings at Middle River railway depot.]

 

Series 4: Miscellaneous Buildings.

 

44 [Buildings along waterway. Middle River?]

 

45 [Homes along waterway. Middle River?]

 

46 [Unidentified residence. Middle River?]

 

47 [Homes along waterway. Middle River?]

 

48 [Unidentified residence and windmill. Middle River?]

 

49 [Unidentified building.]

 

50 [A-frame house with grass roof.]

 

51 Logan Foto. 780. [Men and boy sitting on sandbags.]

 

Series 5: Field Scenes.

 

52 [Unidentified men with horses, at O.M. Woodworth Horse Shoeing & General Blacksmithing.]

 

53 [Horse teams hauling produce.]

 

54 [Unidentified men with horse and plow.]

 

55 [Group portrait of field laborers.]

 

56 [Field machinery.]

 

57 [Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co. Duplicate of 58.]

 

58 [Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co. Duplicate of 57.]

 

59 [Field machinery.]

 

60 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

61 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

62 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

63 [Field machinery along waterway. Duplicate of 64.]

 

64 [Field machinery along waterway. Duplicate of 63.]

 

65 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

66 [Unloading field machinery from barge.]

 

67 [Unloading field machinery from barge.]

 

68 [Field machinery.]

 

69 [Field machinery.]

 

70 854. [Field machinery. Middle River Farming Co.]

 

71 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

72 [Field machinery in operation.]

 

73 [Laborers with field machinery.]

 

74 [Field machinery.]

 

75 [Horse team and machinery.]

 

76 [Plowing machinery.]

 

77 [Harvester?]

 

78 [Field machinery.]

 

79 [Irrigation ditch and water regulator.]

 

80 [Irrigation ditch and water regulator.]

 

81 Charles A. Bishop ca. 1904-07.

 

82 [Charles A. Bishop.]

 

83 [Clods in field.]

 

84 [Clods in field.]

 

85 [Plowing machinery.]

 

86 [Farm laborers with horse and wagon.]

 

87 [Field scene with farm laborers.]

 

88 [Field scene with farm laborers and produce.]

 

89 [Field scene with farm laborers and produce.]

 

90 [Field scene with produce sacks.]

 

91 [Field scene with mud bricks?]

 

92 [Bushels with measuring stick.]

 

93 [Asparagus head.]

 

94 [Asparagus head.]

 

95 [Field scene with crops.]

 

96 [Field scene with crops.]

 

97 [Field scene.]