Old 'tarp' in Skagit barn turns out to be mural

    Old 'tarp' in Skagit barn turns out to be mural, possibly from early 1940s style of painting
    Posted on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 11, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Skagit County family kept what they thought was an old tarp in a barn for decades. But, when Tony Breckenridge recently pulled the tarp out of the box to go camping he discovered it was a mural.

    They can’t read the signature and are trying to identify the artist.

    The Skagit Valley Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1opv8Hr) the mural was displayed over the weekend at the Skagit County Fair in Mount Vernon.

    Fair organizer Brian Adams estimates the mural was painted in the 1940s. He says it appears to be in the style of social realism popular before World War II.

    Information from: Skagit Valley Herald, http://www.skagitvalleyherald.com

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