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The Mural

Roosevelt, New Jersey

Jersey Homesteads in Roosevelt, New Jersey has a rich history. The heritage of its residents and the history of the town are chronicled in a world famous mural painted by Ben Shahn during the years 1937-1938. The mural was commissioned by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration. As you view the mural see if you can uncover the story that Mr. Shahn was trying to convey. To view a larger version of each section of the mural, click on the mural section. This will take you to the section entitled "Interpreting Art as History", which contains more information about how the mural was created and the significance of its contents.