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Huntington Library
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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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View of the Library building. The four bronze statues at the two entrances to the building are life size and were cast in Italy for Francis I, King of France, early in the XVI century. They are from left to right: the Apollo Belvedere, the Diana of Versailles, Hercules and Telephus, and the Belvedere Mercury. In the west wing of the Library building is installed the Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection, consisting of Renaissance paintings and French decorative art of the XVIII century. The Library contains orginal manuscripts and first and early editions of English and American literary and historical works, and incunabula (or books printed before 1501). The building was constructed in 1920, at which time the Library was transferred from New York to San Marino. It is now being used extensively by scholars and is also serving the public through exhibitions of rare books and manuscripts from the collections. Image sponsored by the Federal Writers' Project.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 785 4x5; A-009-065 4x5
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Libraries--California--San Marino
Library buildings--California--San Marino
San Marino (Calif.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs

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