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Title
Statues of extinct lions
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1937
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Sculptured by Herman T. Beck, the L.A. Museum animal sculptor, this composition shows two extinct lion-like cats. Male cats of this group were nearly one fourth larger than any of the largest living cats - lions or tigers - of Eurasia. Their bones (used for models) were taken from the Pleistocene era in the Ranch La Brea tar pits.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00010606
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Parks-Hancock Park-La Brea Tar Pits.
CARL0000012662
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/84549
Subject
Fossils--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Felidae, Fossil
Beck, Herman T
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif. : Park)

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