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(Alfred) Clarke's Water Works photograph album

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: PC -PA -225
Overview Photograph album containing 25 albumen prints of views of Clarke's Water Works, San Francisco, taken by James W. Walton between 1890-1891. The photograph album documents Alfred Clarke's early San Francisco water company, Clarke's Water Works, located in the Glen Park and Eureka Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco.

Photographs of the effects of hydraulic mining in Nevada, Sutter, and Yuba counties

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: PC-RM -Todd
Overview Consists of seventeen photographs documenting the destructive effects of hydraulic mining. Includes images of washed-over roads, ruined orchards, broken dams, riverbank gravel deposits, and working hydraulic hoses. Photos were taken in Nevada, Sutter, and Yuba counties and feature the Yuba and Feather Rivers. Two other photographs depict waterfront and shipping scenes in unidentified location, probably San Francisco. One photograph shows a dredge docked near an unidentified waterfront. J.A....

Carleton E. Watkins photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: PC-RM-Watkins
Overview Carleton E. Watkins was a 19th century photographer based in San Francisco who made his name documenting the rapid growth of the American West, and whose name is frequently associated with the birth of the photographic medium – particularly with early landscape photography. This collection contains albumen prints taken throughout his career, between the years of 1856 and 1885. The bulk of photographs taken depict the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, and were taken at various points between...

William Hammond Hall collection of photographs on irrigation and hydrology in California

 Collection
Identifier: PC -036
Overview Consists of photographs depicting irrigation and water projects throughout California and other western locations collected by William Hammond Hall. The photographs were probably collected while Hall acted as California's first State Engineer (1878-1888) and while he worked in the private sector as a civil engineer. The photographs span the years 1868 to 1917 and depict various water projects throughout California. The photographs comprise a variety of formats including albumen silver prints;...

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