"The Life and Travels of Richard Henry Dana Jr" - Waves
The school contains two oil on canvas murals entitled “Life and Travels of Richard Henry Dana, Jr.,” one depicting a scene by the shore and another among the waves. The murals, by Adrien Machefert, were funded by the WPA Federal Art Project in 1934. They hang on the north and south ends of the school’s cafeteria and depict scenes of early San Pedro inspired by Dana’s “Two Years Before the Mast,” the account of an upper class New Englander’s life as an ordinary seaman on a voyage to California during the 1830s. Also, in the school’s foyer are two tile murals.
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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