This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. The entrance gate to Death Valley's Furnace Creek Ranch. Stone posts with a wooden post through the ends stand on each side of the road to the right leading to The Furnace Creek Inn which opened in 1927 and can be seen in the bottom right corner of the photo.