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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | April 19, 2021

This oil painting by Jo Lutz Rollins is titled "Open Pit Mine."
It is a view from above looking down into an open pit mine; a group of green buildings is at upper right. A forest is in the distance. It was created in 1950.