California Capitol
These three seals are embedded in the plaza at the west entrance of the State Capitol. Each symbolizes a phase of California History. The California Indian Seal, above, depicts the role Native Californians played, and continue to play in the state. Right, the Spanish - Mexican Seal records significant events and dates of the Spanish and Mexican epoch in California. The California State Seal, top right, is the one designed in 1849 and still used today. It contains images of real and mythological objects important in the development of California as a state. Each seal is 6 feet in diameter. All images are from digital negatives.
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