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Original file(SVG file, nominally 400 × 399 pixels, file size: 380 KB)


Transwiki approved by: w:en:User:Dmcdevit

English: Seal of the State of California
Source The base image came from [1] and is PD due to age.
Author Original uploader was Zscout370 at en.wikipedia
(Reusing this file)
Insignia This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status.
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Flag of the United States

Original upload log

date/time username resolution size edit summary
04:18, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:Zscout370 400×399 156 KB Created by me.

Image description page historia

link date/time username edit summary
[2] 11:24, 25 November 2007 w:en:User:Dmcdevit
[3] 17:02, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:Zscout370
[4] 11:06, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:ST47
[5] 11:06, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:ST47
[6] 04:23, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:Zscout370
[7] 04:20, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:STBotI
[8] 04:18, 7 October 2007 w:en:User:Zscout370 (Created by me.)


Seal of California

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31 December 1937

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current17:24, 18 May 2019Thumbnail for version as of 17:24, 18 May 2019400 × 399 (380 KB)BlcksxAdded elements missing from previous version: fifth ship, building, and smokestack/smoke on steamship. Corrected placement of the lance in front of Minerva's right forearm. Corrected placement of the miner's right hand on the far side of the pickax's handle.
20:44, 21 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 20:44, 21 May 2010400 × 399 (153 KB)SvgalbertianRemoved remaining PNG elements.
03:39, 21 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 03:39, 21 May 2010400 × 399 (149 KB)Zscout370Trying to remove some of the PNG elements.
02:35, 21 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 02:35, 21 May 2010400 × 399 (151 KB)Zscout370There is nothing embeded from this, but I will see what I can do.
16:12, 5 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 16:12, 5 May 2010400 × 399 (169 KB)HydrargyrumReverted to version as of 05:16, 8 April 2010; bad Inkscape format fails W3C Validator
21:03, 4 May 2010Thumbnail for version as of 21:03, 4 May 2010400 × 399 (169 KB)HydrargyrumFix alignment of lance elements; fix object stack problems introduced in last edit by Penubug (missing lance elements); saved as Inkscape SVG file
05:16, 8 April 2010Thumbnail for version as of 05:16, 8 April 2010400 × 399 (169 KB)Penubagadd a .2px stroke
01:06, 30 December 2007Thumbnail for version as of 01:06, 30 December 2007400 × 399 (156 KB)BetacommandBot Transwiki approved by: w:en:User:Dmcdevit {{Information |Description={{en|I am the creator of this image. The base image came from and is PD due to age. category:Symbols of California}}

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