Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless 54


Isn’t this painting interesting? Look at all of the different things going on in it!

Do you know where it can be found and its significance in history?

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12 comments:

Paige Stanton said...

I love paintings like this, you can look at them over and over again and always seem to see something new! Happy WW!

Sue said...

Is it California? I'm looking forward to the answer :)

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I have no idea, but I love the painting! Happy WW! :)

SeaBird said...

Thanks for your comment - I've enjoyed reading through your latest posts - I've bookmarked your site and will be back! All kinds of interesting resources!

**"Liza"** said...

wwhat a beautiful art..;)
great shot.Happy WW!
mine's here

Starrlight said...

Not sure what it the significance is but for some reason it made me want to re-read Cannery Row =) Happy WW!

Anonymous said...

I think it is San Francisco(Ferry to Oakland sign, Palace of Fine Arts at end of street and sailors)approx. 1931 - 1933 (Chaplin's City Lights came out in 1931). On second glance it appears that it may actually be of two cities since the crowds are facing opposite directions and have nothing to do with each other. Especially the front half man walking to the left behind the police box pole. The road behind to the left of the tavern sign does not continue to the left. The police officer, the only one who appears on both sides of the pole looks like he is in typical NYPD uniform. The trolley is on an elevated line which does occur in NYC, also Chicago, but not in SF. The building with the triangular crown reminds me of the Woolworth Building.

Even if I am off, this was fun.

Keith

Anonymous said...

To clarify a couple of goofs. SF is to the left (west) and NYC to the right (east). I should have also said that the road does not continue to the right. This will teach me not to send without reading the post first. :)

Keith

Shannon said...

OMG!!! I think I might actually have a clue. This is a section from the murals in Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill in San Fransisco. Coit Tower was built with money donated by Lillie Hitchcock Coit to honor San Fransisco firefighters. Lillie Hitchcock Coit was a volunteer firefighter at a time when women just did not do such things. The Murals were painted by 25 artists during the 1930's.

EHT said...

Keith was heading in the right direction but Shannon.....you nailed it right on. I'll be writing about the Coit Murals in an upcoming post and how they can be used when teaching about the 1930s.

Thanks for playing along everyone.

June said...

I'd have made a good guess at this one but I always come to late to the dance! I would have said it's at the old post office building in downtown SF. There are similar murals there. Great stuff.

Robert said...

Nice picture. I look forward to returning to your blog. As a fellow educator, you have lots here I'd be interested in reading.