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    • Perry Orchard. Owens Valley, California

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Dead trees, some fallen, in orchard formerly owned by "Perry," but probably acquired by the City of Los Angeles in the mid 1920s. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in the background. Inscription on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "what is left...
    • Big Pine, California. Abandoned Orchard

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Dead trees of orchard, under ownership of City of Los Angeles. Unidentified snow-capped mountains in background. Text on back of photograph written in hand of J. D. Black: "Dead Orchard Big Pine." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Rhyolite, Nevada. Bottle House

    • Bottle House (Rhyolite, Nev.);
    • A black-and-white photograph of a house built of 50,000 bottles in Rhyolite, Nevada, by Tom Kelly in 1906. Sign in front of house with title "The Bottle House." Posted by Paramount Pictures to record its restoration of the house in 1925 for use in...
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct Canal. Owens Valley, California

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Mulholland, William, 1855-1935;
    • Canal part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system in the Owens Valley operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to bring valley water to Los Angeles. The snow-capped mountains in the right background are most likely the Sierra Nevada,...
    • Bodie, California. Main Street

    • Mendenhall, Harry W., 1882-1952;
    • Main street of mining town of Bodie, California. Photographer's inscription on front of photograph: "Main Street. Bodie, Calif. H.W.M. 704." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Queso, Paiute Native American

    • Queso;
    • An impoverished Paiute named Queso in his lean-to; to his right is a woman lying down. To his left is a dog. In the background is another shanty, perhaps a take on the traditional Paiute dwelling, the nobe. Title on lower center: Queso Piaute...
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Center Schoolhouse. Owens Valley, California

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    • Abandoned Center Schoolhouse in Owens Valley. Overturned outhouse at left. Inscription in ink on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "Abandoned Center School House (note wood-pecked holes on side walls." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Big Pine Canal. Los Angeles City Illegal Diversion Ditch

    • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power;
    • Diversion ditch from Big Pine Canal, most likely illegally cut by City of Los Angeles employees in August 1924. The ditch is now filled in, and the Big Pine Canal (background, lined with brush) was no longer in use a source of irrigation water for...
    • Big Pine, California.  Office of the Big Pine Citizen

    • Barmore, A. G. (Albert); Big Pine Citizen;
    • Abandoned office of the Big Pine Citizen, the newspaper for the town of Big Pine, California. A. G. Barmore (1884-1967) was editor of the Big Pine Citizen until 1932, when he sold the newspaper. Text on back of photograph in hand of J. D....
    • Big Pine, California. A. G. Barmore House

    • Big Pine Citizen; Barmore, A. G. (Albert);
    • Gutted house of A. G. Barmore (1884-1967), editor of the Big Pine Citizen newspaper. HeText on back of photograph in hand of J. D. Black: "WIND TORONADO OR LAISM? Big Pine Citizen Editor." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Reno, Nevada. Faro Game at Bank Club

    • Bank Club (Reno, Nev.);
    • Faro bank game at Bank Club in Reno, Nevada. Card dealer at at right center standing at table. Players seated around table. Sign with betting limits on wall at right. Inscription on photograph in lower center: "Faro Bank Club Reno, Nevada." Title...
    • J. D. Black and Yetta Foorman

    • Black, J. D. (John David), 1893-1960; Foorman, Yetta;
    • Photographic portrait of J. D. Black and Yetta Foorman, Bishop, California residents. Both persons are dressed in formal attire. Yetta Foorman wears a large-brimmed hat adorned with veiling and ostrich plumes. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Big Pine, California. Hotel Butler

    • Hotel Butler; James Butler;
    • Hotel Butler, Big Pine, California. Partial view of car at right of photograph. Caption on bottom of photograph: "A Home Away From Home Big Pine Calif." Title supplied by cataloger.

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