Public Library Mural – Brockton MA

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Description

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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http://www.brocktonpubliclibrary.org/building/mural.html

https://www.facebook.com/andy.paris.12/media_set?set=a.10156269728700576.1073741828.884000575&type=3

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

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Location Info

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304 Main St.
Brockton, MA 02301

Coordinates: 42.079395, -71.019588

2 comments on “Public Library Mural – Brockton MA

  1. Please update your Source Notes, The PictureSocial link has expired. The original is @ ~ https://www.facebook.com/andy.paris.12/media_set?set=a.10156269728700576.1073741828.884000575&type=3

    • Evan Kalish

      Thanks for the update, Andy! I’ve revised the Source Notes accordingly. And thanks, again, for your own great images.

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