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Scene on Sonoma Creek, Glen Ellen

This photo was taken in May 1887 and shows Sonoma Creek in the late spring. It was a drought year, with only 20.75 inches falling in the water year, and only 3.5″ falling in March and April, with a trace in May. Several people are fishing, probably for trout....

Buena Vista Plowing

This photograph was taken by Edward Muybridge, who was most famous for his photographic studies of animals and people in motion.These two photos are not quite identical–they were probably taken at the same instant by two different cameras. When viewed through a...