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La Brea Tar Pits
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes and has a vertical crease on the left side of the photo.
The tar pits are adjacent to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The museum was dedicated in 1965. The George C. Page Museum of La Brea discoveries was built in 1975.
Photograph caption dated January 2, 1964 reads "Statues of prehistoric beasts graze on banks of pool in Hancock Park." The article partially reads "The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits, located in the middle of the fashionable Miracle Mile, has yielded approximately 500,000 fossiles (sic) and bones." Construction of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) can be seen in the background.; See images #00122146 through #00122147 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art--Construction
Sloths--Statues--California--Los Angeles
Animal sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Tar--California--Los Angeles
Trees--California--Los Angeles
Museums--Construction--California--Los Angeles
Building construction--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Building sites--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif. : Park)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Pereira, William L.,1909-1985

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