Collection :: Salt Photos

Photographs of salt and salt production in the Hayward area. Primarily from Oliver Salt Company, c. 1900.

1954 aerial

Aerial photograph of salt ponds and buildings.

 

Oliver Salt Mill

Multi-story building, probably Oliver Salt mill. 79.033.4884

 

Men shoveling salt

Men shoveling salt into piles in front of what is probably the Oliver Salt works. 79.033.4869

 

Salt mill

View of what is probably Oliver Salt works from the water. 79.033.4870

 

Pump and bridge

To the right is a windmill, with a small footbridge leading to the salt works at the left in the distance. 79.033.4871

 

Barrels

Barrels lined up next to rail tracks. The tracks were probably for carts that were used to haul salt from the ponds to the mill. 79.033.4873

 

Dock

Dock behind the salt mill. Stacks of lumber and barrels. 79.033.4874

 

Archimedes screw pump

Close-up view of an Archimedes screw pump, used to pump water out of the salt ponds. 79.033.4936

 

Misc. buildings

Miscellaneous buildings around the salt works. 79.033.4878

 

Salt ponds

In the foreground are piles of salt. In the distance are various salt ponds and two Archimedes screw pumps. 79.033.4939

 

Waterway

View of the waterway that leads to the salt mill. Two boats are in the water near a dock on the far bank. The boat in the distance is a steam-powered paddle boat. 79.033.4883

 

Salt ponds & waterway

Oblique aerial view of salt ponds and the waterway that leads to the salt mill. 79.033.4917

 

Aerial of salt ponds

Oblique aerial of salt ponds and the shoreline.

 

Men bagging salt

Men standing on a wooden platform bagging salt. 79.033.4923

 

Water pump

To the left is a windmill and small building, probably for pumping water out of the salt ponds. 79.033.4965

 

Building interior

Men bagging salt inside a wooden building. In the foreground is a pile of bags of salt. 79.033.4898

 

Screw pump

Back view of Archimedes screw pump. Halftone print. 79.033.0089

 

Waterway and ponds

Oblique aerial view of waterway and salt ponds. 79.033.4951

 

Mill under construction

Photograph of the salt mill under construction. 79.033.4927

 

Salt production

Oblique aerial view of salt ponds, salt piles, and men shoveling salt. To the left is a waterway. 79.033.4941

 

Engine

Engine at Oliver Salt Mill. 79.033.4907B

 

Bagging Salt

Two men bagging salt inside a building at Oliver Salt Works. 79.033.4964