Title
The Evolution of Western Civilization (detail)
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Mural by James Michael Newell
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WPA/FAP commissioned mural, located in Evander Childs High School in New York City. Panels convey narrative of the evolution of western civilization. This is the final panel, which culminates with modern-day (1930s) America. Shows modern technology and transportation, including a a generator, a chemist, steel workers, surgeons, 200-inch Mount Palomar telescope, and jury symbolizing democracy. Conveys the idea of humankind's mastery over nature and scientific progress. Evander Childs High School Library
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