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Typewritten press release describing discovery of cave and carvings, Los Angeles, 1930
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 (subject)
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UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Bartlett (Adelbert) Papers
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Text reads in part: Exclusive news bureau. First photos ever taken on this story. A party of Boy Scouts ... came upon a mysterious abandoned cave ... above the opening ... an excellent likeness of Abraham Lincoln ... back wall decorated with a squat figure of an Egyptian god ... Stone shelves and a divan ... grinning mask ... fireplace ... The date "1905" is carved on the Egyptian god's right side ...
Text reads in part: Inquiry at the National Military Home a few miles below brought forth the conjecture that ... the carvings must have been the work of a colored veteran, a former stone mason ... 25 years ago used to disappear for days in the hills.
Vertical fold in paper; part of text in center obscured
The location of the cave is given as near the northerly end of Bundy Drive, "Weird Carvings Remain Mysterious," Los Angeles Times newspaper article from March 10, 1930.
Press release describing cave and carvings discovered by Boy Scouts in the Sawtelle area of Los Angeles
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
1 p.
Caves -- California -- Los Angeles
Stone carving -- California -- Los Angeles
Egyptians in art
Los Angeles
Adelbert Bartlett Papers. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
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