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Justice Department murals

Address:
Constitution between 9th & 10th Sts NW
Washington, DC 20003, US

Category: Labor Art

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DC Labor Map

The Department of Justice building houses a unique collection of murals by George Biddle, Henry Varnum Poor, Leon Kroll and others. These artists created images of daily life in America, and were particularly interested in portraying triumphs and tragedies of workers, families and issues facing the country. One particularly powerful mural depicts women, children and men crammed into a small textile factory; the title of this mural is "Sweatshop." The Biddle murals are located on the Constitution Avenue side of the building.(check to see if still there, find out interesting stories)