The Curry Mural Through the Decades
The mural as sketched by the artist before painting, with scaffolding in front.
The Curry Mural as a full-size sketch before painting- 1942. 

The Curry mural shortly after completion (mid 1940s).
The Curry Mural shortly after completion (mid-1940s). At the time, the circulation desk was located directly below the mural.

A colorized image from the 1940s of students standing on the circulation desk in front of the mural.
A colorized image from a 1940s yearbook of students standing on the circulation desk in front of the mural. 

UW Law students study beneath the Curry mural in the 1960s.
UW Law Students study beneath the Curry mural in the 1960s.

The Curry mural and law students studying in the 1970s.
The Curry mural and law students studying in the 1970s. 

First archival color image of the mural- 1980s.
The first color archival image of the mural- 1980s. 

An alternate angle of the mural in the 1980s.
An alternate angle of the mural in the 1980s. 

The Curry mural covered for protection during construction at the law school, mid-1990s.
The Curry mural covered for protection during construction at the law school, mid- 1990s. 

The Curry mural post-law school construction, August 1996.
The mural post-construction, August 1996. 

The Curry mural in the mid-2010s.
The Curry mural in the mid- 2010s. 

For further information, please look for an article about the 75th anniversary of the mural by UW-Law Library Deputy Director Bonnie Shucha in the Gargoyle (forthcoming, fall 2017) as well as links and bibliography related to the mural and John Steuart Curry.

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