Laura Avis Williams Horton, 1920s

Collection: Rogers Memorial Library – Digital Collection

Date: 1920

Type of Material: Photograph

Source: Unknown

Language: English

Coverage/Location: Yaphank, NY

Creator: Unknown

Copyright: No Known Copyright Restriction


Laura Avis Williams Horton, 1920’s.

She is standing in front of a 1939(?) mural of Paul Cuffee, Shinnecock Preacher by  Robert G. Herbert – (Courtesy Jim “Zak” Szakmary).

Two WPA(Work Progress Administration) murals by Robert Gaston Herbert (1873 – 1954)  were painted for what was originally the Suffolk Home in Yaphank, NY, and is now a Suffolk County office building. One mural is a historically accurate depiction of Rev. Paul Cuffee, an Indian preacher, preaching to colonists and Indians. Each measure roughly 10’x10′. 8

Robert Gaston Herbert was active/lived in Long Island, New York, and also lived in Ohio, where he was born. Robert Herbert is known for marine paintings, commercial art, wood carvings.

Photo colorized


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