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26. Outdoor Life

Ben F. Cunningham | fresco | 10 feet by 22 feet Detail image of a portion of the mural. This recreational scene includes picnickers, a piper, a photographer, and others at leisure. Typical of the upstairs frescoes are little separated vignettes. At a table set for six, four picnickers wait patiently for three slices of bacon that a woman cooks in a pan over a small stove across the stream. This picnic tableau is set among highly stylized rounded trees whose leaves resemble tapestried jellied wintergreen candies. Such intricate patterns as the tree designs are reminders that Cunningham was a weaver and tapestry designer.  Outdoor Life