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Bust of William Nickerson, Jr
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Golden State Mutual was the largest black-owned insurance company west of the Mississippi. Its business expanded into a five-story building on the corner of Western and Adams Boulevards that was designed by Paul R. Williams. Its founders started the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co. Afro-American Art Collection. This photo of the lobby shows a bronze sculpture of one of the founders that was commissioned from the Harlem Renaissance sculptor, Raymond Barthe. Next to the bust is a display cabinet with smaller busts.
Photograph caption reads: "This bust of William Nickerson Jr. by Raymond [sic] Barthe´ is part of the grand display of black art in the lobby of Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building." Photograph dated January 30, 1987.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Nickerson, William,--Jr
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co.--Art collections
Art--Private collections
Busts--California--Los Angeles
African American art--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Barthe´, Richmond,1901-1989

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