Portrait photograph of a man seated in a room with mirror above a dresser next to a wooden chair and with one coat hanging from a row of coat hooks on the wall. the man is wearing striped trousers, a shirt and vest, a coat and a hat.
Group gathered following the unveiling of the two murals titled “The Negro in California History” in the lobby of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company’s new home office building (4261 S. Central Ave.). The murals were painted by artists Hale Woodruff and Charles Alston and installed on the lower walls of the Roman travertine against which the group is standing. Left to right: George Beavers, Jr., chairman of the board, Golden State Mutual; Charlotta Bass, Publisher of the California Eagle, pulled the cord to unveil the Charles Alston Mural; Norman O. Houston, President, Golden State Mutual; Gussie Woods, mother of Hale Woodruff, pulled the cord to unveil the Woodruff mural; and Titus Alexander, member of the California Historical Society who aided in the research upon which the murals are based.
Artists Hale Woodruff and Charles Alston at Union Station upon their arrival in Los Angeles to research the murals that they had been commissioned to paint for the new Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company.
Group portrait of five people attending the installation of the plaque commemorating the bicentennial of the founding of El Pueblo de Los Ángeles. The plaque marks the southeast boundary, at 3821 E. Olympic Blvd., in Boyle Heights.