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Reading of the Mail--Communication of Ideas (mural, Worcester, Massachusetts Parcel Post Building)

1940 Ralf Edgar Nickelsen Born: Hamburg, Germany 1903 Died: Gloucester, Massachusetts 1990 oil on canvas 85 5/8 x 200 3/4 in. (217.5 x 510 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Transfer from the Parcel Post Office Building, Worcester, Massachusetts, through the General Services Administration 1972.132.1 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - arts and sciences - technology

Architecture - detail - balcony

Architecture - domestic

Cityscape - Massachusetts - Worcester

Figure group - female

Recreation - leisure - letter reading and writing

Study - mural study

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Ralf Edgar Nickelsen

Born: Hamburg, Germany 1903 Died: Gloucester, Massachusetts 1990

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