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Mt. Hollywood
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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. Griffith Park was declared Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #942 in 2009.
Mt. Hollywood, as seen from the Griffith Observatory on November 24, 1967. On the left is the Astronomers Monument.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Griffith Observatory
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Sidewalks--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Mountains--California, Southern
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Mount Hollywood (Calif.)
Garner, Archibald
Stanley, George
Foerester, Arnold
Burnham, Roger Noble,1876-1962
Newell, Gordon(Blair Gordon)
Time Period

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