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The Resource Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building

Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building

Label
Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building
Title
Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building
Title variation
Los Angeles times
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publicity flyer announcing the reopening on Oct. 1, 1912, of the Los Angeles Times building at First Street and Broadway in Los Angeles, two years after it was destroyed by a dynamite explosion on Oct. 1, 1910. Brothers James B. and John J. McNamara, members of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers Union confessed to engineering the blast which killed 21 employees and injured more than one hundred others
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The flyer provides a general description of the new building, as well as detailed sections on the construction, materials, the various floors and their uses, the clock tower, the rooftop eagle ornament (by Mount Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum, commissioned by Harrison Gray Otis), commemorative bronze plaques on the outside west wall, and the builders--"labor, skilled and unskilled, mainly non-union." There is also a page of "Facts and Statistics," as well as three pages on the operations of the Times, its various issues and prices, and reprints of two Times editorials of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5, 1912, both with title "The Archimedean lever."
  • Printed on cream paper; the Times masthead printed in dark blue on front wrapper, featuring an allegorical female figure of Liberty (such as the Statue of Liberty, or the French Marianne), visible through a keyhole, the port of Los Angeles as the gateway to freedom and opportunity; military symbols of a sword crossed with a quill pen on an oak leaf, topped with an acorn (perhaps a reference to Otis' service in the Union Army); clusters of oranges, lemons, and grapes, representing the fertile agricultural lands of Los Angeles; and the Times eagle, perched atop the building
  • Laid in: a single folded sheet containing a sketch of the new building, dedicated Oct. 1, 1912, on the two inner pages, and photographs of the building's lobby, elevator bank, and typesetting rooms on the two outer pages
Dimensions
23 x 11 cm.
Extent
[13] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in manila folder; in pocket of brown pamphlet binding.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14104588
  • ucoclc14104588
Label
Announcing the opening of the rebuilt and restored Times Building
Publication
Note
  • The flyer provides a general description of the new building, as well as detailed sections on the construction, materials, the various floors and their uses, the clock tower, the rooftop eagle ornament (by Mount Rushmore designer Gutzon Borglum, commissioned by Harrison Gray Otis), commemorative bronze plaques on the outside west wall, and the builders--"labor, skilled and unskilled, mainly non-union." There is also a page of "Facts and Statistics," as well as three pages on the operations of the Times, its various issues and prices, and reprints of two Times editorials of Nov. 3 and Nov. 5, 1912, both with title "The Archimedean lever."
  • Printed on cream paper; the Times masthead printed in dark blue on front wrapper, featuring an allegorical female figure of Liberty (such as the Statue of Liberty, or the French Marianne), visible through a keyhole, the port of Los Angeles as the gateway to freedom and opportunity; military symbols of a sword crossed with a quill pen on an oak leaf, topped with an acorn (perhaps a reference to Otis' service in the Union Army); clusters of oranges, lemons, and grapes, representing the fertile agricultural lands of Los Angeles; and the Times eagle, perched atop the building
  • Laid in: a single folded sheet containing a sketch of the new building, dedicated Oct. 1, 1912, on the two inner pages, and photographs of the building's lobby, elevator bank, and typesetting rooms on the two outer pages
Dimensions
23 x 11 cm.
Extent
[13] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in manila folder; in pocket of brown pamphlet binding.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14104588
  • ucoclc14104588

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