Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Copy of Ellis Island art will tell of immigrants

This artist has painted a reproduction of a mural that was done by an artist in the 1930s to commemorate Ellis Island. This copy is 5 feet tall and 90 feet long (half the size of the original) and is on display in Augusta, Georgia. - - Donna Poisl

By Carole Hawkins, Staff Writer

Augusta artist Andrew Sabori went to Ellis Island in 2003 to find his ancestors and discovered a lost piece of American heritage instead.

During the Great Depression, artist Edward Laning painted a mural at Ellis Island, in the New York area, celebrating America immigrants. It was never seen by the general public, and 20 years later it became damaged when the roof of the building that held it collapsed in a storm.
Click on the headline above to read the rest of this story and to find out where this mural will be on display! This is only a small part of the story.

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