Thursday, 19 April 2007

Women of Plymouth mural.

Women of Plymouth by Lucia Fairchild Fuller--mural in Women's Building, 1893 World's Exposition.
The "Women of Plymouth" mural by twenty-three year old Lucia Fuller depicted seventeen early American women engaged in daily tasks such as washing, educating children, and spinning. Although other murals commissioned for the Women's Building at the 1893 World Fair seem to have disappeared, her Women of Plymouth was found in a deteriorating building in Cornish. One source claims that her mural was never shown at the World Fair because of the anachronistic error of showing tree stumps sawn smooth rather than roughly axed by the Pilgrims, but photos of the Honor of Gallery in the Women's Building show her mural on the wall.