Scope and Contents
A collection of photographs mounted on card, measuring approximately 205 x 155 mm., with brief typed captions pasted to the mounts. The collection shows stages in the extraction, transportation and refining of pitch from the asphalt lake at La Brea, in the south-west corner of the Island. Raleigh used the pitch from this lake to caulk his ships as early as 1585, declaring it to be the best he had ever used.
Conditions Governing Access
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17 item(s) (17 images)
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Existence and Location of Copies
This collection is available on microfiche: South America/Caribbean, fiche number 25.
This collection level description was entered by WS using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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