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Title
Geology mural at Griffith Observatory
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Little
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Geology themed mural at Griffith Observatory. An elderly man above a number of mountain tops is symbolic of geology. The forms behind him are typical geological stratification. The middle figure, a modern biologist, is looking into a microscope. Below him are several life forms, a plant, a crab, two transparent slides showing spore forms above which is a gallus domesticus on the sixth day. The figure on the right is symbolic of paleontology holding the skull of a saber tooth tiger. Below is the skeleton of a fish. The water impulses at the bottom symbolize the origin of life while above are the ultimate forms of physical life: a man and woman looking into the unknown for an answer.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00010270
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Parks-Griffith Observatory.
CARL0000012506
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/84503
Subject
Ballin, Hugo
Griffith Observatory
Murals--California--Los Angeles
Observatories--California--Los Angeles
Griffith Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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