Iron Foundry, circa 1850

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    Allyn Cox
    Oil on Canvas
    1973-1974
    Great Experiment Hall
    Cox Corridors

    The expansion and industrialization of America required iron and steel for railroads, bridges, skyscrapers, and tools. The mural shows work at the foundry of the Nashua, New Hampshire, Iron Company.

    Left: Women leave their homes to work in a factory, symbolizing a change in American society brought about by industrialization.
    Right: The cotton gin represents the replacement of hand labor by mechanization.

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