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Left Mural

The most recognizable figure in this panel is Albert Einstein. Einstein's arrival in the U.S. in 1933 followed the arrival of large numbers of refugees fleeing persecution and pogroms. A clear examination of this section of the panel shows immigrants entering through Ellis Island, sitting in crowded tenements and working in sweatshop conditions. Many of these immigrants were hand tailors in Europe who employed these same skills in the American garment industry.

Mural - Left