Griffith Park Observatory, 1953
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Brunk. Date: 05-22. Reporter: Parker. Assignment: Planetarium. Monday or Tuesday. 27/28: Dr. Dinsmore Alter, director of Griffith Planetarium, shows his 'practical' version of a space station to circle globe 1000 miles above. Features four spheres for living quarters of crew, interconnected via airless tubes and airlocks. Note: 'cargo' of fuel and supplies lashed on tubes, and Schmidt-type telescope hung below for observations of earth".