Aerial view of Palm Springs in 1963 with Mount San Jacinto in the background.
Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Aerial view of Palm Springs in 1963 with Mount San Jacinto in the background.

Courtesy of the USC Libraries - Dick Whittington Photography Collection.

Two men camp in Red Rock Canyon under the shade of Joshua trees, circa 1900.

Two men camp in Red Rock Canyon under the shade of Joshua trees, circa 1900.

Mule train in the Mohave Desert, 1912

Mule train in the Mohave Desert, 1912

A prospector poses with his two mules and his horse in the Mohave Desert, circa 1890.

A prospector poses with his two mules and his horse in the Mohave Desert, circa 1890.

Funeral in the California Desert

Funeral in the California Desert