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1930s SF Murals

These shots are from two places with great 1930s murals in SF: Coit Tower (inside, on the ground floor), and the Rincon Center former postal facility. The coit tower murals were highly controversial at the time they were painted, which was right as the tower opened (it was a tribute to the firefighters of SF by a wealthy patron). Since the artists received government funding, and the theme of some of the murals was borderline (if not blatantly) socialist, there was an outcry and a couple of the more provocative murals were painted over. Today the ones that survived capture the spririt of the 1930s, and the people who worked in the farms and factories, beautifully).

'An Early Newspaper Office' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Preaching and Farming at Mission Dolores' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Raising the Bear Flag' and 'Ending Gold at Sutter's Mill' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Arrival by Ship,' 'Torchlight Procession,' and 'Pioneers Receiving Mail' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Building the Railroad' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Vigilante Days' and 'Riot Scene, Civil War Days' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Reconstruction After the Fire' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'The Waterfront, 1934' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Shipyards During the War' - Officeby bayarea…
in Office
'Railroad and Shipping' - Firefightingby bayarea…
in Firefighting
'City Life' - Firefightingby bayarea…
in Firefighting
'Banking and Law' - Firefightingby bayarea…
in Firefighting
Coit Tower Mural - Firefightingby bayarea…
in Firefighting