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    Posted 14 years ago

    bayareamus…
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    Inside the base of Coit Tower in San Francisco are a bunch of murals painted as part of the PWAP (Public Works of Art Project) in 1934, just a year after the Tower was finished. the PWAP was one of many New Deal programs that financed art projects.

    This two-part mural was painted by William Hesthal. The two parts are separated by a window. The description, which I included in the pictures, says:

    "Seen here are the symbols of transportation commerce in the 1930s: trains and boats. On the left, a train prepares to depart while a signalman watches and waits. Behind the boat is the Third Street Bridge at China Basin, completed in 1933."

    Part of my excursion to Coit Tower.

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