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At a mural exhibition at the Los Angeles Central Library, artist Leo Katz points to an area of a cartoon drawing for the Frank Wiggins Trade School mural, Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
November 1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Artist Leo Katz points to an area of a cartoon drawing for a mural on display at an exhibition about Los Angeles area murals held at the Los Angeles Central Library during November 1934.
The cartoon drawing depicts a area of a multi-panel mural for the Frank Wiggins Trade School (now LA Trade Tech) in Los Angeles. The theme of the mural program is the history of the uses of tools serving the creative and destructive passions of man within the context of the Toltec and Aztec cultures. After completion, the mural immediately became controversial especially because of the depictions of nudity and references to war in the central panel. The central panel was removed from the trade school lobby and returned to the Public Works Administration in 1935 and the other two panels were returned in 1939.
Text from negative sleeve: Katz, Leo, Artist, 1934
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Cartoons (Working drawings)
Los Angeles Public Library. Central Library
Katz, Leo, 1887-1982
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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