McCleansboro, IL

    Dorothea Mierish
    “First Official Air Mail Flight”
    1941
    Oil on Canvas
    5′ x 14′

    This vibrant mural was structurally in excellent condition but seven decades of dirt, grime, and fossil fuel emissions had left the surface drab and void of detail. Meticulous cleaning brought virtual daylight to the work, revealing the true color, detail, and luminosity.

    PHOTOS:
    Mural before and after conservation

    • Date February 20, 2018
    • Tags Murals, Post Office Murals