The Carrie Hill Collection

Carrie Lillian Hill (1875 - 1957)


Storybook Mural

This mural was painted in 1937 as a Public Works Art Project. The wall-sized mural is on permanent exhibit at the East Lake Public Library in Birmingham. The artist was Birmingham native Carrie Hill. It depicts several children storybook characters. The mural measures 27 ft by 9 ft. It was damaged in the 1970's by fire and water. It was restored in 1993 by John Bertalam. The artist used her own likeness for the face of Mother Goose. The photograph is by Marc Bondarenko and is published in Ingram's book Art of the New South (p.83). See for additional views. Artwork images are copyright of the artist/assignee.

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