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Outward Bound For Freedom

A gun crew readies a ships gun for firing
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; By James Daugherty; 1918; Unframed Dimensions 135H X 142W
Accession #: 2004-110-01
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This mural was painted by James Daugherty as part of a public event promoting the Fourth Liberty Bond Drive in front of the New York Public Library on 42nd Street in the fall of 1918.  During the course of the month-long event a number of noted illustrators put their creative technique on display as they painted large scale patriotic scenes for crowds gathered before a large, open ‘Liberty Studio’ in front of the New York Public Library.  The artworks were then displayed in store windows along Fifth Avenue. 

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War I 1917-1918
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