Reginald Marsh, U.S. Custom House Murals: Reframed and Reseen

By Lisa Leavitt




1 Lloyd Goodrich, Reginald Marsh, (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1972), p. 142.

2 Francis V. O'Connor, ''New Deal Murals," Artforum, vol. VII (November, 1968): 49. The Customs offices were, in fact, abandoned in 1971.

3 Goodrich, p. 140.

4 Time, vol. 30 (August 16, 1937): 40.

5 O'Connor, p. 49.

6 Edward Laning, The Sketchbooks of Reginald Marsh, (Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society Ltd., 1973), pp. 104-105.

7 Cecil H. Jones to Bernard Roufberg, August 23, 1937, RG 121/119.

8 Cecil H. Jones to Mrs. Henry Morgenthau, Jr., December 27, 1937, American Archives of Art, reel D309.

9 Joseph P. Kennedy to Henry Morgenthau, Jr., August, 1937. As cited in Goodrich, p. 141.

10 AAA, reel D309.

11 AAA reel D309.

12 The American Academic Encyclopedia, online edition, (Danbury, CT: Grolier Electronic Publishing, 1993).

13 Ibid.


About the author:

Lisa Leavitt is on staff at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA. She was previously associated with the Jewish Museum as Associate Curator in the Fine Arts Department and with the Prints and Drawings Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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