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Laying underground Concrete Canal, Lower Rio Grande Valley, Photo by Gardner, 1961-01-15


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection includes historical photographs of people, places, and events from locations across the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including but not limited to Brownsville, San Benito, Harlingen, Mercedes, Mission, and Rio Grande City. Photographs are in a variety of formats, including aerial, postcards, silver gelatin, etc.


  • Creation: 1961-01-15


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.


From the File: 13 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials


Physical Description

Black and white sepia photograph (1961-01-15). Photograph depicts a canal dug out with sections of concrete tunnel lining the edge. Photograph is faded and discolored. Photo is inscribed with four lines of text: "Laying under-ground concrete canal", "Lower Rio Grande Valley", "Jan. 15th" and "Photo by Gardner". Year 1961 is inferred from other "Photos by Gardner" in folder. Handwriting in pencil appears on back of photograph "H G Stillwell, Brownsville, Texas" along with a circled number "4".


landscape orientation 25 x 20 cm

Repository Details

Part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Special Collections and Archives, Brownsville Campus Repository

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