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Mural in Adams Morgan

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Anacostia Community Museum
Dorwin, Harold
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Hispanic Americans
Slides (photographs)
Washington (D.C.)
The mural features imagery of the Statue of Liberty, the Capitol and images of nature juxtaposed with images of the city. Behind the painting, there is a ghost sign featuring a faded hand painted white sign that says "Menchini's Califlorida Fruit Shop". This building has historically housed Latin stores. In 1964, Hierberto Gonzalez opened the first Americana Grocery, a regional Latin grocery store in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This building later housed Image Hair Salon, a Dominican hair salon. Adams Morgan is a part of Ward 1, located in Northwest Washington, D.C. According to 1990 census data, Ward 1 had a population that was 18% Latino and 60% Black Non-Hispanic. This is the highest percentage of Latinos in Washington, D.C. and one of the most diverse wards in Washington, D.C. at the time.
Cite as:
Black Mosaic Research Project, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Mural painting and decoration
Public art
Local number:
ACMA S000016
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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