Eastern States Exposition: “Vermont Industries” Murals – Springfield MA

Project type: Murals, Art Works
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Description

Artist Theodore Hussa, Jr. of Burlington, VT painted four murals for the Eastern States Exposition, with support from the Works Progress Administration Arts Project.

Each mural depicts a major Vermont industry: Recreeation; Quarrying; Dairying; and Sugaring. Each murals measures 5′ wide by 8′ tall and is painted in “oil on special material.” They were to be installed in Vermont Pavilion at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, MA, in September 1941. Their present whereabouts is unknown.

A 1941 Burlington Free Press and Times article reads, “Gov. William H. Willis and Pierre Zwick, director of the Vermont art project of the  WPA, are shown here standing in front of four murals, depicting the major industries of the state, to be placed at the Vermont pavilion of the Springfield, Mass., exposition in September.”

Source notes

Burlington Free Press and Times, May 20, 1941, page 3.

Project originally submitted by Devin Colman on April 6, 2018.

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Location Info


Vermont House, Eastern States Exposition
Springfield , MA

Location notes: General location marker. Vermont Pavilion at the Eastern States Exposition, Springfield, MA

Coordinates: 42.092388, -72.6190997711

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