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Tar Pits mural in Natural History Museum
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Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
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Federal Writers' Project
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Copy of a mural entitled, "The Deathtrap of the Ages," painted by Charles R. Knight. It depicts the artist's vision of how the La Brea Tar Pits appeared during the time of the dinosaurs. This famous mural is located on the south wall of La Brea Hall in the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History in Exposition Park. Photo dated: September 3, 1937.; For view of how the mural appears in the museum, see image 00064798.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 1714 4x5
Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art
Murals--California--Los Angeles
Museums--California--Los Angeles
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Knight, Charles Robert,1874-1953

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