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Photo by Curt Yeomans
Covington muralist Andrew Sabori (left) talks with National Archives at Atlanta Regional Administrator Jim McSweeney Friday about Sabori’s re-creation of an old Ellis Island mural. An exhibit featuring the mural is about to open at the archives.

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National Archives features Ellis Island mural

The Morrow-based National Archives at Atlanta will open a five-and-a-half month exhibit, entitled “Ellis Island: The Lost Mural” on July 21. The exhibit features a 19-panel recreation of a mural that painter Edward Laning made for Ellis Island’s cafeteria in 1938 on commission for the Works Progress Administration. The original mural was destroyed during a storm more than 50 years ago.


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