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The Resource Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles : Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer

Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles : Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer

Label
Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles : Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer
Title
Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles
Title remainder
Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer
Title variation
Mulholland Highway
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two albums of photographs documenting the construction of Mulholland Drive and Mulholland Highway in May 1924.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
graphic
Runtime
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/not-applicable
Summary expansion
Mulholland Drive follows the ridgeline of the Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains, running east from Woodrow Wilson Drive and Cahuenga Boulevard at the Cahuenga Pass, and extending west past the 405 Freeway to Encino, crossing (from east to west) Laurel Canyon, Coldwater Canyon, Franklin Canyon, Benedict Canyon, Beverly Glen Boulevard, Stone Canyon, and Sepulveda Boulevard along the way. The road offers views of Hollywood Park, San Fernando Valley, and Universal City. Just past Topanga Canyon Boulevard (California State Route 27), Mulholland Highway splits off from Mulholland Drive, and continues on southwest to end at Leo Carillo State Park on Pacific Coast Highway, near the Los Angeles and Ventura County border. These photographs document highway construction of Mulholland Drive, with views from all of the aforementioned points. In addition to construction scenes of workers blasting, drilling, and digging, and using steam shovels and mule teams, there are shots of construction camps of tents set up to house workers, and mountain-top fire lookout stations manned by fire lookouts. Other photographs show trees and plants in the area, such as eucalyptus trees and poinsettia gardens, and homes in various canyons, including the residences of "Mrs. Curlew," and film director Clarence Badger. There are also several views of the Encino Country Club. The group portrait, dated May 15, 1924, includes construction engineers, D.L. Reaburn among them, members of Los Angeles Water and Public Works Departments, including William Mulholland, the chief engineer for Water Department, for whom the road was named, Harvey A. Van Norman, Mulholland's chief deputy, and Arthur Eldridge, commissioner of the Los Angeles Board of Public Works. Also pictured are Gen. M.H. Sherman, local capitalist and president of the Consolidated Electric Railroad Company of Los Angeles, Harry Chandler, publisher of the Los Angeles Times, and Carman Runyon, coal magnate from the East, and Los Angeles capitalist, for whom Runyon Canyon is named. In other photos, Los Angeles mayor George Cryer views the construction
Technique
not applicable
Label
Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles : Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8k938bt/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from album cover
  • Photographs, numbered in negative on photo, are mounted on rectos and versos of 55 leaves of black board (box 1), and 53 leaves of heavy black paper (box 2); most of the photos bear captions neatly printed in white ink below
  • Formerly bound in black morocco grain cloth covers, with typed paper labels affixed to upper covers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 35 cm (albums)
Extent
2 albums (215 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: both albums now disbound, with upper covers and leaves stacked in beige cloth clamshell boxes; spine title "Mulholland Highway" stamped in black.
Other physical details
black and white
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)636095506
  • ucoclc636095506
Label
Photographs of Mulholland Highway, City of Los Angeles : Board of Public Works, D.L. Reaburn construction engineer
Link
http://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8k938bt/
Publication
Note
  • Title from album cover
  • Photographs, numbered in negative on photo, are mounted on rectos and versos of 55 leaves of black board (box 1), and 53 leaves of heavy black paper (box 2); most of the photos bear captions neatly printed in white ink below
  • Formerly bound in black morocco grain cloth covers, with typed paper labels affixed to upper covers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles
Color
black and white
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 35 cm (albums)
Extent
2 albums (215 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: both albums now disbound, with upper covers and leaves stacked in beige cloth clamshell boxes; spine title "Mulholland Highway" stamped in black.
Other physical details
black and white
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)636095506
  • ucoclc636095506

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