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Hale Woodruff mural
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Herald-Examiner is in error. The mural pictured here is by Hale Woodruff. Charles Alston and Hale Woodruff were commissioned by the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., 1999 West Adams, one of the largest black-owned businesses of its day, to paint murals dedicated to the theme "The Negro in California history". Woodruff completed this mural, "The Negro in California history, settlement and development", in 1949. The mural was restored in 1985 by Richard Wyatt.
Photograph caption reads: "Dominating Golden State's lower lobby are two 16-foot-long historical murals. This one by Charles Alston depicts the presence of blacks at every stage of California's development". Photograph dated: January 30, 1987.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co
Public art--California--Los Angeles
Murals--California--Los Angeles
West Adams (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Woodruff, Hale,1900-1980

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