Providence Public Library Murals – Providence RI

Description

“Pawtucket native Edward Dubuque produced the set of five murals under the auspices of the Federal Emergency Relief Association (FERA) as an art project, and they were formally dedicated on April 23, 1935. Dubuque went on to produce backdrop sets for MGM.

The five murals extending around three walls of the main room represent characters and incidents from well-known literature for boys and girls.”   (www.provlib.org)

The murals are as follows:
Panel 1, South Wall
Scene: Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, Humpty-Dumpty
Measures 90 x 140 inches

Panel 2, South Wall (with intake grate in middle)
Scene: Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn; Robinson Crusoe
Measures 90 x 133 inches (grate measures 27 x 38 inches)

Panel 3, South Wall (over the door)
Scene: Daniel Boone dreaming of bison (prairie); Little Women dreaming of their home
Measures 90 x 145 inches (door is 32 x 71 inches)

Panel 4, West Wall
Scene: Jungle Book; Treasure Island; Heidi
Measures 90 x 225 inches

Panel 5, West Wall
Scene: Cinderella, Greek Myths (centaur), Arabian Nights (Sheherezade)
Measures 90 x 236 inches.

Source notes

http://www.provlib.org/exhibitions/providence-public-library/library-tour/chapter-8
http://www.provlib.org/exhibitions/providence-public-library/library-tour/chapter-8/dubuque-mural
http://www.archive.org/stream/rhodeislandguide00federich/rhodeislandguide00federich_djvu.txt

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 2, 2018.

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Location Info


150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Coordinates: 41.821942, -71.416989

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