Camera Room

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Hi, folks! This week I worked in the library’s “camera room” (I have been told this room doesn’t actually have a name. But it does contain a camera, and is a room, so here we are). Raemi described the particulars of the nameless room in a previous entry and walked me through the process, with the aid of our supervisor Tanya Kato. Thanks, Raemi and Tanya!

We used the digital camera to photograph maps and blueprints from Finkle’s “Report on Victor Valley Irrigation District, San Bernardino County, California” (previously mentioned). Of visual interest are these plans for a multiple arch dam at the West Forks Reservoir, from 1922:

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That’s all for now. Next week… Book scanners!