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"Century of Progress" World’s Fair Murals
by Terence Faircloth

Panels for the Chicago World’s Fair of 1933-34 which later wound up at the same Chicago high school we’ve been featuring. 

From Flickr:

"Century of Progress" World’s Fair murals created for the General Motors Exhibition Hall. There were 40 murals which showed each state’s contribution to the raw materials used in the manufacture of a General Motors automobile.

When the Century of Progress World’s Fair ended the murals were donated to what is now Lane Tech College Prep High School at 2501 West Addison Street on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.

P.S. And with that, my friends, I am at least for now done posting pics of Chicago. I will go back into the amazing collection of Terence Faircloth but for now we have seen enough and I’m ready to move on to something different!

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Murals, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinoisby Terence Faircloth
A set of four murals from that same school school. Amazing amount of art. (Pasted into one file because the tall narrow format doesn’t work in Tumblr.)
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One of the frescoes in the “Teaching of the Arts” series by Mitchell Siporin executed in 1938 in the foyer of the school auditorium of what is now the Lane Tech College Prep High School at 2501 West Addison Street on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.
The work was sponsored by the Federal Art Project which was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression.

Murals, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinois
by Terence Faircloth

A set of four murals from that same school school. Amazing amount of art. (Pasted into one file because the tall narrow format doesn’t work in Tumblr.)

From Flickr:

One of the frescoes in the “Teaching of the Arts” series by Mitchell Siporin executed in 1938 in the foyer of the school auditorium of what is now the Lane Tech College Prep High School at 2501 West Addison Street on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.

The work was sponsored by the Federal Art Project which was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression.

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Mural, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinoisby Terence Faircloth
Huge painting in the school auditorium. Wow.
From Flickr:

Oil on steel painting entitled “Native American Theme” by John Walley executed in 1936; the piece measures 43 ft by 20 ft. and is located in the the school auditorium of what is now the Lane Tech College Prep High School at 2501 West Addison Street on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.
The work was sponsored by the Federal Art Project which was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression.

Mural, Lane Tech College Prep High School, Chicago, Illinois
by Terence Faircloth

Huge painting in the school auditorium. Wow.

From Flickr:

Oil on steel painting entitled “Native American Theme” by John Walley executed in 1936; the piece measures 43 ft by 20 ft. and is located in the the school auditorium of what is now the Lane Tech College Prep High School at 2501 West Addison Street on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois.

The work was sponsored by the Federal Art Project which was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) designed to provide work for unemployed Americans during the Great Depression.

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