Title: An example of mural art in a colonial house (Havana, Cuba)
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Title: An example of mural art in a colonial house (Havana, Cuba)
Series Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine.
Physical Description: Photograph
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Florida   ( lcsh )
Colonies -- Spain -- America
Temporal Coverage: Spanish Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- Historic city
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Funding: Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council
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Bibliographic ID: UF00067347
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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An example of mural art in a colonial house
Havana, Cuba -

This beautiful mural (shown as it is being restored) is far more elaborate than
anything that would have decorated the walls of a home in colonial St.
Augustine. However, simple painted decorations, such as a decorative band
or border around the walls, were probably not uncommon in the houses of
government officials, merchants, and other well-to-do residents. Since
people plastered and whitewashed their walls, it was not that difficult or
expensive to do simple paintings on the plaster. We know from archaeology
that plaster on the inside of houses often was painted in different colors.

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