Sunday, January 22, 2006

Slide Roundup

Yesterday I went through a bunch of slides and scanned a few of the nicest ones. Above is the Seal pool at Marineland (I think). Below is the Medicine Show at Knott's Berry Farm in the 1950's and the Prehistoric skeletons at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in the early 60's. The Ape bust is from the San Diego Zoo. Also a parade, a circus elephant ride and a lady painting in her dog smock.


Matterhorn1959 said...

Great images Dan. The gorilla was at the San Diego Zoo. I remember posing in front of it years ago.

Kate said...

Wow! GREAT pictures!

And that picture from the La Brea Tar Pits is actually at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, parent organization of the La Brea Tar Pits. It was taken in the historic 1913 building and was called "The Parade of Fossils". This wing (the south wing) is now covered up, for the most part, to protect the Native American collection from the damage of the sunlight through those windows. You can still see those original skylights in the Discover Center (north wing). That balcony houses the bug zoo.

The mural and most of those fossils are still on display in the cenozoic hall. Just goes to show how something just never go out of style. :)

Dan Goodsell said...

all my guesses were off this time - thanks for the very detailed correction and great info - I should have remebered having gone there many times as a kid