"Memories of Marion County"
The mural “Memories of Marion County” is a compilation of scenes from Marion County including a flood scene (on the left), slaves escaping to Illinois (on the right), and Tom, Huck, and Jim on the raft (in the middle). The Mississippi River dominates Marion County, though Palmyra is inland several miles. The mural by James Penney was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.
James Penney was born in St. Joseph, MO and studied art at the University of Kansas, then studied at the Art Students League in New York. He later became the Vice President of the Art Students League.
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/
Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on August 11, 2013.
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