Los Angeles Public Library > Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection > Palm Springs turned into a winter wonderland

Image / Palm Springs turned into a winter wonderland

Have a question about this item?

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

Title
Palm Springs turned into a winter wonderland
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1966
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, designed by Swiss engineer Henri Bodmer, opened in 1963 and is a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The Tramway Valley Station, constructed between 1949-1963, was designed by Albert Frey and Robson C. Chambers and the Mountain Station, built in 1961, was designed by architect E. Stewart Williams. In 2000-2001, the Tramway updated its facilities and replaced the old cars with ones that rotate slowly, offering riders a 360° panoramic view.
Photograph caption dated November 9, 1966 reads, "The first five inches of snow at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway fell this week turning the mile-high terminus of the ride into a white wonderland. The tram is show [sic] here stopping at the 8,516-foot level above the desert city where sun was shining brightly at the time yesterday."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00094558
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 88
CARL0005022627
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/29466
Subject
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Aerial tramways--California--Palm Springs
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks
Snow--California, Southern
Mountains--California, Southern
San Jacinto Mountains (Calif.)
San Jacinto Peak (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Williams, Stewart,1909-2005
Bodmer, Henri

Explore related content on Calisphere: