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Sweetwater Dam, San Diego, California.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • Sweetwater Dam, San Diego, California., 1900
  • Where object was made: San Diego, California, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0345
Description

A manmade dam [identified as Sweetwater Dam, San Diego, California] lies directly across from the viewer. A strip of the reservoir can be seen immediately behind the dam’s edge. Gently sloping hills surround the reservoir. Below, leafy trees obscure a view of the valley floor.