"The British Come to See Augusta"
Artists: William Dean FausettView Project in a Separate Window
This Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural was painted by William Dean Faussett in tempera on gesso in 1939. From contributor Jimmy Emerson, DVM: “It was originally installed in the Augusta PO but now is in storage in the Augusta Museum of Art. It erroneously depicts Oglethorpe’s arriving in Augusta by water. He actually arrived over land.” The mural has been in storage at the Augusta Museum of Art since 2004.
Text excerpt courtesy of Jimmy Emerson, DVM: https://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/89508418/ Photo courtesy of WPAMurals.com: https://www.wpamurals.com/augusta.htm
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There is an article and photo of the mural in the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper, dated November 6, 1938, page 60. I wasn’t sure how to properly scan and send, but its a lovely photo!