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Title
Pit of death
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Banks, Peter
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1964
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
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated December 21, 1964 reads "Two statues of Sabre-tooth Tigers fight unconcernedly as firemen probed the La Brea tar pits last night in search of a young woman believed to have taken her life by wading into the murky tar. Rain and slippery mud along the banks hampered their efforts."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00122148
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d026_f21_i8
CARL0005401512
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/54507
Subject
Men--California--Los Angeles
Fire fighters--California--Los Angeles
Search and rescue operations--California--Los Angeles
Saber-toothed tigers--Statues--California--Los Angeles
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Tar--California--Los Angeles
La Brea Pits (Calif.)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Night photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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