This mural was a WPA project, painted in the 1930’s. It had been neglected for years including being folded and stored under the stage at the Gloucester City Hall. It was subsequently nailed to a wall at a new location. To complete the restoration, the mural was removed from the wall, flattened, lined, mounted on a custom made stretcher, cleaned and in-painted.
The photo on the left shows a protective facing being applied to the painting in preparation for removal from the wall so restoration could be completed.
On the right, is the mural after its restoration and cleaning, installed in its new location at the NOAA headquarters in Gloucester, MA.