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Smoke billows into the sky during a brush fire in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1929
Date Created and/or Issued
[December 20, 1929]
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
A cloud of smoke from a fire in Griffith Park billows over the park's hills in the distance. It is viewed from an elevated perspective. Below the camera's sight line, treetops line the bottom edge. A winding road emerges from the treetops at left. A hill rises in the near distance at right. Atop the hill, a few figures are visible standing on its ridge at far right. Flames can be seen near the hill's peak. Beyond the hill, an opaque cloud of dark smoke rises at center and drifts to the right.
A similar photograph taken on the same occasion appears with the article, "GRIFFITH PARK FIRE HAVOC CHECKED IN HARD BATTLE: One Killed and Many Hurt Before Weary Army Subdues Blaze; Loss Total Runs High," Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 1929: A1
This photograph is very similar to another one of the 1929 fire in Griffith Park captioned, “Griffith Park Fire Taken at its Height Yesterday from Western Avenue Entrance to Park. (Times photo.),” Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 1929: A10
Text from negative sleeve: LOS ANGELES PARKS, GRIFFITH PARK, FIRE, 1929 [handwritten on attached note:] 1 discolored (try to scan)
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Fires--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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