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Chestnut Hill Academy Library

Photograph of murals in school library

A photograph taken in the library of Chestnut Hill Academy, circa 1956, conveys the ambiance of private schools of the era. (Chestnut Hill Academy)

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

The three murals over the bookcase in this library at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, photographed c. 1956, are the work of Violet Oakley. They depict Biblical themes, each with a spiritual message: David and Goliath (heroism), Christ among the Doctors (sacrifice), and the Young Solomon (service).

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