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Mural in Adams Morgan

view Mural in Adams Morgan digital asset number 1
Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum
Photographer.photographer:
Dorwin, Harold
Physical description:
1 slide: col. ; 2 x 2 in
Culture:
Hispanic Americans
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1994
Summary:
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
Topic:
Business
Buildings
Mural painting and decoration
Public art
Local number:
ACMA S000016
Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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