Collection: Rogers Memorial Library – Digital Collection https://myrml.zenfolio.com/p856759042/h38261330#hef5c3bc
Type of Material: Photograph
Coverage/Location: Yaphank, NY
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.