Miracle Mile Historical Photo Collection

Men cleaning bones from tar pit (E.S. Cobb, photographer), 1911

Men cleaning bones from tar pit (E.S. Cobb, photographer), 1911. After the bones have been removed from the pit they are cleaned in order to removed excess oil and asphalt. To help in the cleaning they are immersed in hot kerosene. (Security Pacific National Bank Collection; Los Angeles Public Library)

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