Post Office Mural – Medford MA

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Description

The oil-on-canvas mural ,”Golden Triangle of Trade,” which hangs in the lobby of the historic branch post office in Medford, Massachusetts, was painted by Henry Billings in 1939. The work was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

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http://www.wpamurals.com/massachu.htm

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 10, 2018.

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Location Info

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20 Forest St.
Medford, MA 02155

Coordinates: 42.419165, -71.109479

2 comments on “Post Office Mural – Medford MA

  1. William Moore

    Medford residents are concerned about having a public mural celebrating Medford’s role in commerce in enslaved Africans.

    http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20180403/residents-discuss-concerns-interpretations-of-mural-in-medford-post-office

  2. Martin Voelker

    I lived around the corner on Hall Ave for many years and marvelled at the mural many times while waiting in line. I’ve never seen it as glorifying injustice but as visualizing it. We loose if history – especially horrific history – is made invisible.

    PS: My street is named after John Hall, who first opened a distillery to make Medford Rum, about 1710. He was directly profiting from the slave triangle.

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