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Manning's Cafeteria murals, Los Angeles, Calif., 1933

Manning's Cafeteria, Los Angeles, Calif., 1933.

 

Manning's Cafeterias

Manning's was a chain of cafeteria-style restaurants founded in 1908 at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Lloyd painted murals for several of their nineteen Los Angeles locations. She also designed their monogram. The franchise lasted until 1984, when the last Manning's, located in San Francisco, went out of business.

 

Manning's Cafeteria murals, Long Beach, Calif., 1931

Manning’s Cafeteria, Long Beach, Calif., 1931.

 

Monogram for Manning's Coffee Stores, ca. 1930

Monogram for Manning's Coffee Stores, paint and pencil on board, ca. 1930.

 

Slumber Room, Ives and Warren Mortuary

Children's slumber room, Ives and Warren Mortuary, Pasadena, Calif, 1929

Slumber RoomIves and Warren Mortuary, Pasadena, Calif., 1929.

For the children's slumber room of the Ives and Warren Mortuary, Lloyd painted an array of storybook characters interspersed wtih fantastical talking flowers arranged in a decorative band, or frieze. The purpose of a slumber room was to provide a space where family members could spend time with a deceased before the public funeral, and to console the bereaved by alluding to death as sleep.

 

The Broadway Department Store

Lloyd painted a mural for the flagship Broadway store on the corner of Broadway and Fourth Streets in downtown Los Angeles, and created designs for several of the store's departments. She also exhibited her drawings there in 1934, in a gallery on the top floor.

"Mickey Mouse Goes Fishing" mural, children's department, Broadway department store, Los Angeles, 1934

Mickey Mouse Goes Fishing.  The Broadway department store, Los Angeles, 1934.

 

Rug department murals, Broadway department store, Los Angeles,  1934

Rug department, Broadway Department Store, Los Angeles, Calif., 1934.

 

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