Costco to Host Book Signing for Depression Era Murals of the Bay Area Authors

Nicholas A. Veronico and Gilda Collins will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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SAN FRANCISCO - April 21, 2014 - PRLog -- New to Arcadia Publishing’s colorful Images of Modern America series is Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area by local authors Nicholas A. Veronico, Gina F. Morello, Brett A. Casadonte and Gilda Collins. The book boasts more than 200 images that share the stories of this important time in American history.

This pictorial history in Arcadia Publishing’s newest series explores the San Francisco Bay Area’s art community during the Great Depression.  The art world in the area was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Images and interesting captions throughout the book share the struggles that many artists and residents had during this time.  The book also highlights the ways that the art world continued to thrive and influence even under the troubling circumstances.

Readers will learn how Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. These artists’ legacies and that of the New Deal, adorn the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region.  Images depict many murals that to this day cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (today’s San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices.

Join the authors for a signing:


450 10th Street, San Francisco CA 94103

When:  Saturday, May 3rd, 2013; 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.


1600 El Camino Real, South San Francisco CA 94080

When:  Saturday, May 10rd, 2013; 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit

Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area

by Nicholas A. Veronico, Gina F. Morello, Brett A. Casadonte, Gilda Collins

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: April 7,  2014
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