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Check out these old Frescoes uncovered at Teddy Roosevelt High School in Petworth

by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2014 at 3:55 pm 12 Comments

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Photos courtesy Department of General Services

Thanks to a reader for passing on an article from NBC Washington:

“The frescoes are products of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal initiative called PWA – Public Works Administration. The fresco titled “Adolescent America” captures entertainment, movies and fun. The 12-by-40-foot “American Panorama” features scientists, innovation and industry. The plan is to hang both pieces in the school’s new grand entrance.”

And thanks to DGS for sending the photos and these two articles from the 1930s:

1935 12 10_Post_Movies, Comics, Refreshments (PDF)

1934 11 26_Herald_Up Looms the Merry Storm (PDF)

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