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[Art exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1951]

Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Art exhibit at the Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1951]
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Los Angeles, Calif., January 4, 1951


Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family


3 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Art exhibition of Japanese wood prints at the Central Library, a Los Angeles Public Library in downtown Los Angeles, California, January 4, 1951.
1N: Small group of Caucasian men and women and one Japanese woman dressed in a kimono look at exhibition inside the library. Caucasian man is probably Victor Merlo, the American representative of the Society for International Cultural Relations of Japan.
2N: Interior view of the recognizable four-part mural depicting stages of the history of California in Central Library.
3N: Caucasian man and woman look at art in case while young Caucasian woman and Japanese woman in kimono look at ikebana.

Typed on original negative envelope: Art Exhibit.

Originally simply the Central Library, the building was renamed in honor of the longtime president of the Board of Library Commissioners and President of the University of Southern California, Rufus B. von KleinSmid. The building was subsequently renamed in 2001 after Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. (08.29.2007 cht)

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