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George Rea photographs of Southern California Edison Company hydroelectric projects and other California scenes

Identifier: 2017-21

Content Description

Collection of black and white photographs taken by George Rea throughout California in the 1920s. Some photographs are affixed to photograph album pages, others are loose. Rea worked for Southern California Edison Company on hydroelectric projects in Tulare, Kern and Los Angeles counties. Photographs depict the construction of the Kern River Powerhouse #3 in Kernville, California and the Los Angeles Powerhouse #1 in San Francisquito Canyon, California; construction of electric transmission lines in Southern California; and the camps where Southern California Edison crews lived while working on construction projects. Other photographs depict locations Rea traveled to including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Death Valley and locations outside of California such as North Dakota and Canada.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Diane Z. Wolfson, 2017. Deed of signed, 2017 December 1. If exhibited donor would like credit line to read: Gift of Helen Peterson Rae and George Rae, 2017.

Restrictions Apply



  • 1920 - 1929


6 folders