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Title: Estate of William Randolph Hearst

Description: An aerial photo of the sprawling estate of William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), American newspaper and media tycoon, which Hearst called San Simeon, near San Luis Obispo, California; at center foreground is the Neptune Pool (ringed with Roman columns and, at center, the façade of an ancient Roman temple purchased by Hearst and transplanted to California, with Hearst Castle (patterned after a Spanish church and showing twin towers and containing 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sittings rooms) at top; the estate was established and built from 1919 to 1947 at it expanded over its sprawling 40,000 acres, the building and landscaping designed by architect Julia Morgan (1872-1957); in 1957, the Hearst family donated San Simeon to the state of California, and it is now a state historic park, where its art, antiques and once largest private zoo is open to the public (an average of one million visitors a year).

Category: Architecture

Topic: Buildings

Keywords: affluent, art collections, art collectors, business leaders, castles, estates, fashionable society, gentry, high social class, high society, magnates, media, motion pictures, newspapers, multimillionaires, radio, rich, socialites, swimming pools, towers, tycoons, wealthy

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2400 x 1870 (4.49 MPixels) (1.28)

Print Size: 20.3 x 15.8 cm; 8.0 x 6.2 inches

File Size: 12.85 MB (13,479,186 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000026017

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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