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Women at the Astronomers Monument
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1933
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the exhibit "Over Our Heads: Los Angeles Goes From Stargazing to Moon Landing"
The Astronomers Monument is a large outdoor concrete sculpture on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory that pays homage to six of the greatest astronomers: Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Herschel. Artist Archibald Garner designed the sculpture commissioned by the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). Garner worked with five other artists (each responsible for sculpting one astronomer) including George Stanley responsible for the "Oscar" statuette. The monument was dedicated November 25, 1934, six months before the Observatory opened.
Two women are shown at the base of the Astronomers Monument, located on the front lawn of Griffith Observatory. Around the monument, designed by Archibald Garner, are the likenesses of 6 astronomers-- Hipparchus, Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Herschel. In the background, the 'Hollywoodland' sign is visible. Similar to image 00010291.
1 photograph :color
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Parks-Griffith Observatory
Griffith Observatory
Women--California--Los Angeles
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Signs and signboards--California--Los Angeles
Mountains--California, Southern
Garner, Archibald
Newell, Gordon(Blair Gordon)
Stanley, George
Burnham, Roger Noble,1876-1962
Foerester, Arnold
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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