Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cat on a bench

Cat on a bench in Locke, an unincorporated community in the Sacramento/San Joaqin River Delta in California. Creator(s): Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer. Date Created / Published: 2012. Medium: 1 photograph : digital, tiff file, color. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-highsm-23102 (original digital file)

Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.

Call Number: LC-DIG-highsm- 23102 (ONLINE) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Notes: Also known as the Locke Historic District, it was established after a fire broke out in the Chinese section of nearby Walnut Grove. Chinese merchants approached landowner George Locke and inquired if they could build on his land. He consented and the little town was laid out by Chinese architects. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.

Cat on a bench

Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation in memory of Jon B. Lovelace; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:063). Forms part of: Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Subjects: United States--California--Locke. Chinese. George Locke. America. Format: Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020. Collections: Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive. Part of: Highsmith, Carol M., 1946- Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

About the Carol M. Highsmith Archive

The online presentation of the Carol M. Highsmith Archive features photographs of landmark buildings and architectural renovation projects in Washington, D.C., and throughout the United States. The first 23 groups of photographs contain more than 2,500 images and date from 1980 to 2005, with many views in color as well as black-and-white. Extensive coverage of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building was added in 2007. The archive is expected to grow to more than 100,000 photographs covering all of the United States.

Highsmith, a distinguished and richly-published American photographer, has donated her work to the Library of Congress since 1992. Starting in 2002, Highsmith provided scans or photographs she shot digitally with new donations to allow rapid online access throughout the world. Her generosity in dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright free access also makes this Archive a very special visual resource.

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