Photographic portrait of William Mulholland with a surveyor's scope on a tripod, ca.1908-1913. Mulholland is standing at center and looking to the left with his body facing the viewer. He has one had on his hip and the other on his tripod at right. He is wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved shirt and dark pants with leather boots. A wide-brimmed hat casts a shadow on his face. He has a light-colored mustache. Behind him, several bushes and trees are visible. As the designer and builder of the Los Angeles Aqueduct to Owens Valley, William Mulholland ranks among the individuals most responsible for the development of modern Los Angeles.