1951

History of Crime Mural 

Peoria Historical Society

Commissioned by Great Central Insurance Peoria, Illinois 
Painted by Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD. 
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 1 (2014.49.1), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Depicts the history of crime including a painting of  J. Edgar Hoover
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 2 (2014.49.2), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Shows officers and staff from the downtown Great Central Insurance office.
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 3 (2014.49.3), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Has the original symbol of Great Central Insurance, some local buildings, and half of the State Capitol.
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 4 (2014.49.4), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Shows prime targets that business thieves have been after for years.
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 5 (2014.49.5), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Shows the lighthouse shining on the states where Great Central Insurance wrote policies.
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 6 (2014.49.6), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Depicts the artist's version of a robber and victims.
Great Central Insurance History of Crime Mural Panel 7 (2014.49.7), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Shows all types of residential crime, a burglary, and a customer.
The Complete History of Crime Mural (2014.49.1-7), Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD., 1951, From the collection of: Peoria Historical Society
Complete History of Crime Mural
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Peoria Historical Society Collection — Peoria, Illinois
Artist — Dr. Harry E. Wood PhD.
Donated by — First Federated Church, Peoria, Illinois
Curator — Robert Lee Killion
Photographer — Chris Coulter

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