Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Elephant limb in tar pit ( E.S. Cobb, photographer), 1911

Elephant limb in tar pit ( E.S. Cobb, photographer), 1911. A worker removes the surface debris from an elephant limb bone found in one of the pits. The bones were first uncovered and then freed of their asphalt matrix by the use of small trowels. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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