Art: Boulder Dam to Vermont

Fitted like a giant picture puzzle, the world's largest photomural was pasted last week on the east wall of the vast, high-vaulted rotunda of Manhattan's Grand Central Station. When the crew of workmen climbed down from their gargantuan paperhanging job, Grand Central's milling crowds saw a 96-by-118-foot symbolic picture of three things the U.S. is fighting for: the fertile U.S. land, the productiveness of U.S. industry, the future welfare of U.S. children. Its purpose: to encourage travelers and commuters* to buy more U.S. defense bonds and stamps.

To build Grand Central's record-breaking photomural...

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