The San Francisco Bay Areas art community was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. Their legacy, and that of the New Deal, adorns the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Murals cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, and the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (todays San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices. Today, almost all of this wonderful art can be viewed by the public, free of charge. Softcover, 96 pages.