Mildred Burrage, Bryn Mawr, PA, ca. 1940

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Mildred G. Burrage of Kennebunkport won the commission to create murals in the science library of a new science building at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania in 1940.

The murals were at each end of the building over fireplaces, one depicting geology and the other, chemistry. Burrage worked with the college faculty on the designs for the murals, which were painted on Masonite that had been attached to the walls. They were to look like part of the wall, but could not be done as frescoes.

The murals were 7'11" by 10'4" and surround the fireplaces.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mildred Burrage, Bryn Mawr, PA, ca. 1940
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Town: Bryn Mawr
  • State: PA
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 2494, Box 31/1
  • Collection: Mildred Giddings Burrage collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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