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Title
Seven Star Cavern, Wishing Pool, New Chinatown, Los Angeles
Creator
unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
1945 - 1950
Publication Information
Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University
Quillen
Contributing Institution
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library
Collection
Changing Face of Southern California
Rights Information
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Description
Looking down at Miniature Mountain surrounded by pool of water within rectangular low brick wall. Small hill has winding paths, pools, and miniature figurines.
Located near the West Gate on Gin Ling Way in New Chinatown, the Wishing Well and Miniature Mountain were created by artist Lim Hong Kay who modeled them after the Sacred Seven Star Caverns in Canton, China. In the pool is a miniature hill covered with small statues of the Chinese Eight Immortal. At the summit a blue figure of the goddess Quan Yin stands beneath the arch of a shrine, guarded by blue lions. Behind the well stands the stump of a willow tree, which was planted by the late Chinese American actress, Anna May Wong, whose name means frosted yellow willow.
Written in lower right corner of image "2929 - C"
Date determined by photo paper; Real photo postcard printed on EKC paper.
Type
image
Format
1 postcard : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm.
Identifier
post_00068
http://digitalcollections.lmu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/chgface/id/649
Language
English
Subject
Wishing wells--California--Los Angeles
Outdoor sculpture--California--Los Angeles
Liu, Hong K
Seven Star Cavern
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Source
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection

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