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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Norman Guthrie Rudolph mural in the 1st Niagara Bank 1st Ave. & Lincoln Hwy. in Coatesville, PA

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This is the Norman Guthrie Rudolph mural in the 1st Niagara Bank. It needs to be cleaned up. It probably has cigarette smoke staining. 

About Norman Guthrie Rudolph:

"He was born in Darby, Pennsylvania 10th November 1900 to George Cooper Rudolph and Adele Guthrie. 

Norm won scholarships to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art, and the Grand Central Art School in New York. He was a student of John Dull, Daniel Garber, Thorton Oakley, and Fred Wagner. 

After completing school, he began his successful fifty-year career as an illustrator of books, magazines, and advertisements for A.D. Fleming, the Associated Artists of Philadelphia, The Press of A. Colish, Colliers Magazine, Doubleday, the Franklin Printing Company, Githens-Sohl, Liberty Magazine, the Macmillan Publishing Company, National Lead and Cities Service, Random House, and the Richard Foley Advertising Agency. He held memberships in the American Watercolor Society, the Artists Fellowship, the New York Artists Guild, the Salmagundi Club, the Society of Illustrators, and most importantly the Philadelphia Sketch Club from 1922 to 1973.In December of 1985. 

Norm died and was buried at the Arlington Cemetery in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. We can still see his work, not merely in the many books for which he was the illustrator, but at a website dedicated to him, created by Christy McNeil, his proud granddaughter. Invites readers who have access to the internet to visit”:


Philadelphia Sketch Club-Past Members of Note.

Biographies written by Bruce H. Bentzman at:

The bank is not now open to the public. There is damage to a ceiling lintel.

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