Gloucester Daily Times: Social media sleuths solve mystery of “Portuguese Hill” painting

January 19, 2022

GLOUCESTER:  When Mayor Greg Verga chose the undated Carl Peters painting labeled “Portuguese Hill” from Cape Ann Museum’s collection to grace the wall in his City Hall office, it was because he grew up in the working-class neighborhood. But he couldn’t pinpoint the view and went looking for it

Verga thought maybe Peters, who lived from 1897 to 1980, painted Staten Street looking out onto Taylor Street. But it didn’t quite match, so Verga turned to Facebook on Saturday for help solving the mystery.



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