Public Library Mural – Brockton MA

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Brockton, Massachusetts received a large rotunda mural commissioned by the WPA. Entitled “A History of Books and Printing,” the “murals were painted as a WPA project in 1940-41 by Fritz Fuglister and carefully restored in 2003 by artist/restorer John Arapoff as part of a complete renovation and expansion.”

The artist-painted description (pictured here): “Showing Ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Greek methods; the works of the early Europeans and Persians; the period of transition, with Gutenburg [sic] the inventor of printing with movable type; early English and American formats; the development of the machine, the Lineotype, the Camera and the Press.”

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Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on May 17, 2014.

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304 Main St.
Brockton, MA 02301

Coordinates: 42.079395, -71.019588

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