Georgiana mural to be returned to its former glory
Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Georgiana resident and master muralist Michelle Black is setting out to create a wonderful mural for Butler County residents.
On May 28, Black announced on the A Color Affair Facebook page that she organized a GoFundMe page and is seeking donations to purchase the materials necessary to recreate the faded Duckhead mural located in Georgiana.
The mural, painted on what was the former hardware store, is something that residents have wanted restored to its former glory for quite some time.
After speaking with the community and doing a lot of research, Black located old photos of how the mural used to look. According to Black, these photos were crucial for the design process to continue.
“The logo used by Duckhead now isn’t the same logo the mural used when they originally painted it,” Black said. “Besides raising funds for the materials, our next step is contacting the company to confirm we have permission to use the old logo for the mural.”
Duckhead started in 1865 when brothers George and Joe O’Bryan had the idea to repurpose surplus army tent material to make work pants.
After trademarking their name, Duckhead went on to produce quality work clothes so popular the US government contracted them to make soldier uniforms.
Over the years, other clothing manufacturers would buy and sell the Duckhead brand while introducing new products to its customers.
These new products included shoes, shirts, shorts, and women’s apparel.
With such a rich history, it’s not hard to see why Georgiana residents would want the Duckhead mural to return to its former glory.
“There are so many people trying to bring Georgiana back,” Black said. “Anything that I can do that can help achieve that I am more than happy to do.”
If you would like to donate to the GoFundMe or for more information, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgianas-duckhead-mural?member=11389749&sharetype=teams&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&utm_medium=more&utm_source=customer