1. Cincinnati Union Terminal; WPA mural

    German artist Winold Reiss was commissioned to design and create two 22 foot (6.7 m) high by 110 foot (33.5 m) long color mosaic murals depicting the history of Cincinnati for the rotunda, two murals for the baggage lobby, two murals for the departing and arriving train boards, 14 smaller murals for the train concourse representing local industries and the large world map mural located at the rear of the concourse. Reiss spent roughly two years in the design and creation of the murals. Many of these murals were removed during subsequent renovations and placed on display at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  MORE

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    Cincinati Union Terminal, WPA mural German artist Winold Reiss was commissioned to design and create two 22 foot (6.7 m)...
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    You can’t say a bad thing to my pop pop about the WPA or FDR.
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