Mural by Ben Shahn and Bernarda Bryson, Jersey Homesteads (Roosevelt), New Jersey, ca. 1937

Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was commissioned in 1936 by the Farm Security Administration to create a mural for the school at the New Jersey Homesteads (later called Roosevelt). He and his partner (later wife) Bernarda Bryson (1903-2004) painted a 45-foot fresco mural describing the community's history. 

Resource Identifier
Alfred Kastner papers, Collection No. 7350, Box 45, Record 10, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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