Henry Ave., Elkins
Kenneth Talbott, 1976-77
The mural itself is 19’x40’ and features a large sun with sprouting rays and a positive message of “Smile! You’re Alive.” According to Talbott, the message just seemed like a true and worthwhile thought to pass along, mentioning that “If you’re able to read the sign, you’re alive, so you’ve got a reason to smile. There’s a lot of people worse off than you are.”
Read more on this project and the Talbott family on the Elkinite.