The series of murals in the Library's rotunda were painted by Dean Cornwell and completed in 1933. Its theme was the history of California and the four panels depicted the "era of discovery," the missions, "Americanization," and the "founding" of the city of Los Angeles.
Photograph of Crown Princess Louise (L) and Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden (R) with Mayor George Cryer (2nd from L) in front of the newly completed Central Library on the first day of their visit to Los Angeles
Althea Warren sitting at an office desk. Warren is looking down at a book held in her hands. There are books, office supplies, and folders of papers on the desk. A tapestry is hanging on the wall above a telephone.
In 1926-1927, Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden made an international trip around the world to benefit Swedish interests, which was described as a great success, especially the trip to the USA, during which they travelled over the nation from New York to San Francisco.
Patrons in the large History Room at the Los Angeles Public Library with wooden tables and chairs, tall lamps, Albert Herter's California History murals on 2 walls, a marble chequerboard floor and a painted wood beam ceiling.