|The original photo, Hallsville Drawing Class, ca. 1900|
|The "Drawing Class Mural". Mayor Ted Gatsas on left. Photo Thomas Roy.|
|The mural with the supplementary desk.|
|The "Drawing Class Mural." Tom Brennan, Manchester School Superintendent, Arthur Beaudry, ward nine
school board member, and Paula Perreault, paraprofessional educator on right. Photo Thomas Roy.|
The "Drawing Class" Mural
Here is a link to the article in which the mural appeared in the Union Leader.
Here is a link to the photos of the unveiling of all three murals which appeared in the Union Leader.
This concept for this particular mural was conceived by the school's principal Rachelle M. Otero, who wanted a view represented in the space depicting the school's early days. I chose the reference photo of the school, circa 1900, feeling that the drawing class with a live dog was by far the most interesting image from that period.
The photo was reproduced very faithfully, with the exception of the content on the blackboard. It was decided that the lineage of the school's principals, from its opening to the present day, should be represented. I left room for extra names, so that future principals may be added.