Thomas Hart Benton Murals in Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City, MO Photos

Artist Thomas Hart Benton decorated (1935) the House Lounge of the Missouri State Capitol with murals depicting the Social History of Missouri. The murals are one of the highlights of a visit to this Capitol in Jefferson City, MO.

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Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Pioneer Days & Early Settlers wall of Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of steamboat Sam Clemens with Huck Finn & Jim on raft on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of pioneer settlers & traders on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Missouri State Capitol (1911-17). Jefferson City, MO. Architect: Egerton Tracy & Evarts Swartwout.Pioneer Days & Early Settlers wall of Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of steamboat Sam Clemens with Huck Finn & Jim on raft on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of pioneer settlers & traders on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of French trading with Osage Indians on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of loggers, wheelwrights, slave auction, & early buildings on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of logging on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of wheelwright making wagon wheels for westward migration on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of French trading with Osage Indians on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of loggers, wheelwrights, slave auction, & early buildings on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of logging on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of wheelwright making wagon wheels for westward migration on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of slaves used for lead mining on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of Mormons being driven from state on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Farming & Politics wall of Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of politics sections on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of slaves used for lead mining on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of Mormons being driven from state on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Farming & Politics wall of Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of politics sections on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of James Boys robbing a train on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of farming, homelife, courtroom, mining on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of frontiersman hunting with dogs with politicians beyond on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of sawing logs on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of James Boys robbing a train on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of farming, homelife, courtroom, mining on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of frontiersman hunting with dogs with politicians beyond on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of sawing logs on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of men washing & reading papers on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of rolling pie dough on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of woman at typewriter on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Law wall of Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of men washing & reading papers on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of rolling pie dough on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of woman at typewriter on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Law wall of Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Detail of Frankie & Johnny story on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of Jazz club life on Social History of Missouri mural by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.

Detail of Frankie & Johnny story on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.Detail of Jazz club life on Social History of Missouri mural (1935) by Thomas Hart Benton at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.


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