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Night view of the Standard Oil Tower of the Sun at the California Pacific International Exposition, San Diego, 1935-1936
Owens, Charles H.
Requa, Richard, 1881-1941
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Art director Juan Larrinaga invented a motif for the ground level of the building that mayhave been inspired by repeat key patterns on the walls of the Place of the Dead in Mitla, Oaxaca. The cleanly articulated geometric designs on the tower were Art Deco in style.
Charles Hamilton Owens (1881-1958) was an illustrator and landscape painter, and Los Angeles Times staff artist [identified as the photographer in image ark no. 21198/zz002d9x88].
Night view of the Standard Oil Tower of the Sun on the Plaza de America at the California Pacific International Exposition
Text from negative sleeve: California, San Diego, Exposition
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Exhibition buildings--California--San Diego
Art deco (Architecture)--California--San Diego
California Pacific International Exposition (1935-1936 : San Diego, Calif.)
Standard Oil Tower of the Sun (California Pacific International Exposition, 1935-1936, San Diego, Calif.)
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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