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Observatory in Griffith Park
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Exterior view of the Griffith Park Observatory and sculptures on September 13, 1937. Dedicated in September 1934, the observatory was designed by Archibald Garner, and the Astronomers' Monument sculpture by Archibald Garner, George Stanley, Gordon Newell, Roger Noble Burnham, and Arnold Foerester. The monument immortalizes Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Herschel.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 1538 4x5
Griffith Observatory
Sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Garner, Archibald
Stanley, George
Newell, Gordon(Blair Gordon)
Burnham, Roger Noble,1876-1962
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Foerester, Arnold

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