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Title
Blasting for asphaltum at the Brea ranch near Santa Monica
Date Created and/or Issued
1890
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Photographs
Rights Information
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Description
Image of a cloud of smoke and dust created from asphalt blasting at the Brea ranch (presumably located near the La Brea Tar Pits in present-day Hancock Park in Los Angeles, California).
Instantaneous photograph. Blasting for asphaltum at the Brea ranch near Santa Monica"--text, handwritten in ink on verso. Title devised based on note on verso; date supplied by cataloger based on date provided for same image in the Los Angeles Public Library Collection titled "Blasting in the tar pits, 1890.
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Extent
1 photograph : print ; mount 16.5 x 11 cm
Identifier
photCL_555
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15150coll2/id/19946
Subject
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Asphalt industry
Explosions
Smoke
Photographs. (aat)
Place
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Source
Photographs, Huntington Digital Library

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