Shasta dam under construction, California (LOC)

Lee, Russell,, 1903-1986,, photographer.


Shasta dam under construction, California


1942 June


1 transparency : color.



Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.

Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.




Construction industry

United States--California--Redding


Format: Transparencies--Color


Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.


Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-31 (DLC) 93845501


General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at


Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):


Call Number: LC-USF35-574



  • jdavis417 8y

    Title: Temple of Poseidon
    Meet Me Halfway?
    A River Runs Thru It
  • iris.schimandle 7y

    I think the huge gap is what became the spillway, so I've geotagged this as precisely as possible.
  • jessenicholas1 7y

    this picture is awesome, right now since of the drought, you can see the old steel tower used to build it, cut in half since being decommissioned.....i was curious of the water level, and it's even more can even see the old train tunnels!!! so cool.
  • adam linamen 7y

    wow what a job
  • Lú_ PRO 6y

    This photograph is part of the (especially entertaining) "across the Commons" feature Dam It!

  • Birkenzweig 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called hydraulic engineering / Wasserbau, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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