Great Wall of Los Angeles: detail: World War I Doughboys
- Creation Date
- Summer, 1978; 1979 (photograph); 1976-1983 (entire mural); 2008-2011 (restoration)
The "doughboys" leave, kissing their wives and girlfriends goodbye. In the recruiting poster, woman appears in her mythic form as the symbol of Liberty. In reality, she works in the war industry replacing men in nontraditional jobs like welding, as well as contributing to the war effort through "women's jobs" like nursing.
- Physical Description
2,754 feet (entire mural)
A collaborative project by Judy Baca and over 400 employed youths and artists. the Great Wall was initially a beautification project proposed by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1974. Under the direction of Baca, the mural transformed into a bold illustration of the history of California from the state's prehistoric past to the struggles of its ethnic minorities for civil rights and equality.
Los Angeles Valley College
Tujunga Wash, Los Angeles (California)
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