Black Canyon prior to dam construction


Black Canyon prior to dam construction
Digital Publisher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
Original Date
Shows a surveyor perched on the side of Black Canyon surveying the area preliminary to the construction of Hoover Dam. The Colorado River is visible below. On the back of the phot is hand-written "Rigger-rodman working with topographical survey party in Black Canyon on Nevada side. Rodman is lowered over Black Canyon rim on rope and given points which are recorded with both horizontal and vertical angle by two transit parties."
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Digitization Specifications
This file is derived from a high-resolution (300 dpi, 24-bit) uncompressed TIFF image that was scanned from the original using a AGFA Duoscan T 1200 scanner with AGFA FotoLook 32 V3.60.0 scanning software, default color configuration. The TIFF files were converted into the JPEG2000 format.
Image Number
0100 0359
Resource Type
Still Image
Is Part Of,8
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