Images of Dams


What Is Dam History?


DC Jackson Books



DAMHISTORY.COM maintains an inventory of more than 6,000 historic dam and water images and memorabilia, with the bulk of the collection comprised of antique postcards and photographs more than 75 years old. Many of these images were used in DC Jackson's Pastoral and Monumental: Dams, Postcard and the American Landscape, a book which provides good evidence of the depth and breadth of the collection.  In addition, many images from the collection were used in Heavy Ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster.


At present, work is underway curating DC's postcards and photographica in order to determine the best way to make these images available for wider use.  Anyone having a specific question about images in the collection is encouraged to email jacksond@lafayette.edu.


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