- Flushing, New York City, Queens, NY
- Site Type:
- Murals, Art Works
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- James Brooks
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
The Marine Air Terminal contains the largest WPA mural ever painted. “Flight” measures 12 feet (3.7 m) in height and 237 feet (72 m) in length. Artist James Brooks completed this mural depicting the history of flight in 1940. “It was completely painted over by the Port Authority of NY and NJ in the 1950s during the Red Scare, but was restored in 1980 and in 1995 the building was declared a historic landmark.” (kermitproject.org)
Flynn and Polese report that the mural was completed in 1942.
"The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." Kathryn Flynn with Richard Polese.
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