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    • John Black

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    • Photographic portrait of John Black. Text at top border in hand of J. D. Black: "Dad." Text on back of photograph in hand of J. D. Black: "Mr. John Black Big Pine Cal." Based on the photographer and the similar border, this photograph was probably...
    • Owens Valley, California, Central Area

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    • This photograph was taken looking to the west. The mountains in the background are the Sierra Nevada. Big Pine, California, home of J. D. Black, is to the upper right of the photograph. The Los Angeles Aqueduct intake, noted in pen in lower left,...
    • John Black Family

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    • The family of John Black (seated); wife Rose seated; children Rosalind and J. D. behind their parents. Inscription on top of photograph: "The Black Family." Names of persons in photograph inscribed on bottom of photograph by J. D. Black: "Father...
    • Owens Valley Residents

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    • Group photograph of (top row, left to right) Bert Ober, "Miller," George Mitchell, (bottom row, left to right), Frank Epperly, Ramon Machado. Accompanying grocer's ticket in hand of J. D. Black records subjects of photograph. Crude painted studio...
    • Owens Valley, California

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    • View of floor of Owens Valley looking west to town of Big Pine and the Sierra Nevada. Inscription on front of photograph: "Looking Across Valley at Big Pine. H. W. M. 1007." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Mount Whitney

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    • The crown jewel of the Sierra Nevada, Mt. Whitney looms over the Owens Valley as the highest point in the contiguous United States at 14496 feet. The peak is only seventy-six miles from the lowest point in the contiguous United States, in Death...
    • Rose Black

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    • Portrait of Rose Black. Inscription on front of photograph: "MOTHER." Inscription on back of photograph: "Mr. John Black Big Pine California. Mrs. Black Bishop Cal." Based on the photographer and the similar border, this photograph was probably...
    • Bishop, California. Threshing

    • Agricultural machinery & implements--California--Bishop; Threshing machines--California--Bishop; Farm life--California--Bishop;
    • Threshing operation on farm at Bishop, California. Threshing machines are most likely steam powered. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • First Bishop Taxi

    • Automobiles--California--Bishop; Taxicabs--California--Bishop;
    • On the front of the original photographic postcard is written, "The First Bishop Taxi." The identity of the occupants of the automobile is unknown, although on the back of the photograph is written, "Baldy Tarrington," perhaps the driver....
    • Bishop, California. Fairground

    • Automobiles; Fairs--California--Bishop; Buildings--Bishop--California;
    • Fairground at Bishop, California. Grandstands at right of photograph; judging tower at left. Automobiles, both parked and proceeding to fairground. Buildings in background. White Mountains are in the background. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • John Black's Saloon

    • Bars (Drinking establishments)--California--Bishop; Saloons--California--Bishop; Drinking customs--California--Bishop; Manners and customs--California--Bishop--19th century; Bartenders; Eating and drinking;
    • Saloon, with patrons and bartender. Picture of unidentified woman on wall to left of mirror. Dog in center of picture. Standing left to right: John Black, bartender; John MacKay; Bert Merithew; John Mallory, Louis Munzinger; Bart McGee. Seated left...
    • J. D. Black with Baseball Teammates

    • Baseball; Baseball players--California--Owens Valley--20th century; Youth--Recreation--California--Owens Valley;
    • Group portrait of young J. D. (John David) Black with unidentified youths, presumably baseball players and his teammaters. Black holds catcher's mitt, baseball bat, and baseball. Youth to his left holds catcher's mask. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Bishop, California. Blizzard of 1933

    • Blizzards--California--Bishop; Commercial buildings--California--Bishop; General stores--California--Bishop;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (called Black's Corner) in Bishop, California, after the blizzard of 1933. Snow piled on streets after blizzard. Inscription on front of photograph: "1933 MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF...
    • Bishop, California.  Blizzard of 1933

    • Blizzards--California--Bishop; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Commercial buildings--California--Bishop; School Buildings--California--Bishop; Sleds and Sleighs;
    • Horse-drawn sled, with groceries and two children and one woman. In the background are a tire store, telephone lines and poles, and the Old Bishop Grade School, which was located at West Line and Warren Streets. Inscription on bottom front of...
    • Palisade Glacier

    • Boulders--Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.);
    • Rock on top of ice formation, Palisades Glacier, of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Caption at lower right of photograph: "Near Glacier Lodge Palisade Glacier Big Pine Creek." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Palisade Glacier. Pedestal Rock

    • Boulders--Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.);
    • Rock, labelled "Pedestal Rock," on top of ice formation, Palisades Glacier, eastern Sierra Nevada. Caption on bottom of photograph: "Pedestal Rock Palisade Glacier." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Brush Arbor Campsite. Owens Valley, California

    • Camps--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley;
    • Brush arbor structure in center of photograph. Unidentified woman in background bending over kettle on campfire. Unidentified man at left. Tools stacked to his right. Folding stools in foreground. Title supplied by cataloger.

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