Judging from the ukelele and the styles, this was painted back in the 1940's. However, it was painted over (several layers) at a later date. Even the "frame" is just painted.
But the new paint has peeled revealing a past "masterpiece".
I made a very early morning visit to what was once one of the largest mental hospitals in the United States -- or even the world.
It's been shut down for decades but it still stands -- a monument to mental illness stretching back to the 19th century.
To enter it you must travel long distances underground through abandoned steam tunnels which I did alone and that was a little scary -- but it was worth it.
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