Bronx New Deal - Photo #694 - Richard Green Junior High School 113

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Richard R. Green Middle School (Junior High School 113). In the 1930s this was Olinville Junior High School. It was constructed during the 1930s with Public Works Administration funds[1]. The school contains a pair of large New Deal paintings: Industry and Farming by Edna Hershman (see next page). I'll see if I can get access to photograph them.

References:

  1. JHS 113 Richard R. Green School - Bronx NY (Evan Kalish): National Archives Record Group 135-SAR, Box 14: New York State, Folder 1: Schools, PWA Docket No. NY 1180.
  2. New Deal/WPA Art in Bronx, New York at wpamurals.org: “Edna Hershman, Industry and Farming, 1941, 2 oil on canvas panels, 151100 inches.”
  3. Edna Hershman, ca. 1938, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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