Friday, October 30, 2009

Cape Girardeau: Southeastern Missourian tiles

Two large murals picturing the history of printing and developments in the field of news, made of highly colorful 6 inch ceramic tiles, are on the eastern exterior wall of the Southeastern Missourian newspaper building in Cape Girardeau.  The paper commissioned the murals, completed in 1947, from the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, Ohio. You can (or will shortly be able to) find more details on my blog St. Louis Mosaic. Pictured here is the first mural,  The Art of Printing, as well as several individual tiles from that mural.  The colors are rich and the murals are filled with detail.

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