Skip to main content

Image / Giant 200-inch telescope lens arrives from New York to San Bernardino, 1936

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Giant 200-inch telescope lens arrives from New York to San Bernardino, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
April 9, 1936
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 Arcadia funds.
People gather around the recently arrived freight train to see the 200-inch glass lens that traveled across the country. The lens is partially obscured by a billboard that says, "200" Telescope Disc made by Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY." "PYREX" is written across the curve on top of the lens.
This photograph is possibly related to the article, “Train Crew Nervous Carrying Giant Lens,” Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 1936: 1, 2.
The heavily guarded 200-inch telescope mirror arrived on a custom built freight car from Corning, New York to Southern California where it will be housed at the California Institute of Technology.
Handwritten on negative: 200 inch lens arrives San Berdoo 4/9/36
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Railroad tracks--California--San Bernardino
Optical devices
Railroad freight cars--California--San Bernardino
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: