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The Top Nine Mosaic Murals in San Francisco:
An historical survey...

1959
WORLD SOURCES OF FOOD

Marina Safeway Store, 15 Marina Blvd.
between Buchanan and Laguna
By John Garth

A large four-panel mural mounted on the outside of the grocery store tells the story of how food is transported from around the world  from farmers, fishermen, and animals, in a colorful montage-style design. The pixelated image pulls together to an almost photographic effect when viewed from a distance. The mural contains over 150,000 pieces of vitreous glass and tile from Italy and Japan. Mr. Garth worked on the mural over the span of one year.