Friday, January 15, 2016

1938 WPA Murals, Flushing High School, Flushing,Queens. New York, New York

These life-size murals funded by WPA Federal Art Project.

lobby view

Matinecock Indians, English settlers landing 1645.  Vissingen (Flushing) purchased for one axe per 50 acres.  john Bowne under arrest for hiding Quakers, who signed Flushing Remonstrance.

George Fox, founder of Society of Friends.  Bowne House to the right.  Bowne's father killing an attacking bear. 

lobby view

Quaker Mtg House (1634), British soldiers leaving in 1783.  George Washington and Mr. Prince watch nursery planting.

Flushing center of abolitionist movement.  St. George's Church (1854) depicted.  LIRR in background (1854).  Subway on extreme right.

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