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Title
Albert Johnson and Scotty in front of Death Valley's Scotty's Castle
Alternative Title
Works Progress Administration Photo Collection
Creator
Walter S. Craig Photograph
Date Created and/or Issued
1939
Publication Information
Federal Writers' Project
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
Albert Johnson and Scotty stand in front of the entrance at Scotty's Castle, formerly called Death Valley Ranch. "Death Valley Ranch" is carved into the wood beam above the doorway. A dog stands in front of the two men. Scotty's Castle was built, but never completed, in the 1920s. Flamboyant cowboy, storyteller, Walter Scott, convinced Chicago millionaire Albert Johnson to invest in his (fraudulent) gold mine in the Death Valley area. Johnson actually spent time vacationing and recuperating from illness at the property, which is now a museum.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00073676
Works Progress Administration Collection
WPA 9119 8x10; A-002-653 4x5
CARL0000076966
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3080
Subject
Scott, Walter E.--1872-1954
Scotty's Castle
Museums--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Dwellings--Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Works Progress Administration Collection photographs
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Johnson, Albert,1904-1993

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