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Southwest Museum Archeology and Ethnology Halls
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Clifton, George F
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1930
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Charles Fletcher Lummis founded the Southwest Museum in 1907. The museum moved from Downtown Los Angeles to its current location at 234 Museum Drive in Mt. Washington in 1914, and has been there ever since. The 1914 building was designed by architects Sumner P. Hunt and Silas Reese Burns. It became part of the Autry National Center in 2004. The building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places #92001270.
The interior of the Archeology and Ethnology Halls of the Southwest Museum. The room is vaulted with skylights. Shades are drawn at the arched windows which have their transoms opened. Display cases in the middle contain Native American artifacts of daily life, including a kneeling skeleton and a separate case of skulls. A large painting on the back wall hangs above a display of kachina dolls. Other cases on the wall, left, display Southwest pottery while above are hung various baskets. A sign on the arched door, left, reads: Torrance Hall of Fine Arts, gift of Jared Sidney Torrance.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Museums-Southwest Museum
Southwest Museum of the American Indian
Native Americans--California--Antiquities
Museums--California--Los Angeles
Native Americans--Museums--California--Los Angeles
Exhibitions--California--Los Angeles
Architecture--California--Los Angeles--Spanish influences
Historic sites--California--Los Angeles
Lummis, Charles Fletcher,1859-1928
Hunt, Sumner P
Burns, Silas Reese

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