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There are numerous murals in the lobby of Coit Tower in San Francisco, all produced as part of the New Deal agency the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). These murals have basically been around as long as the Tower, as it went up in 1933, and the murals were painted in '34.

This one, by John Langley Howard, is entitled "California Industrial Scenes." It isn't very big, but it packs a lot into it. I included a picture of its description, but here is it in writing:

"In this mural industry is physically portrayed, and with a powerful social and political message emerges from the mixture of visual images: demonstrating workers, the homeless, a strip mining operation, and Shasta Dam, to name a few."

(Excuse the bad grammar).

Part of my excursion to Coit Tower.

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