The Pittsburg Public Library’s beloved Alice Through the Looking Glass painting has returned to the library after nearly a year and a half long restoration project.
Painted by Oakley E. Richey, Alice was presented to the library in 1941—in memory of Marcia Ethelwyn Mendenhall Snedden.
The Alice painting has been a cornerstone of the children’s department for 75 years, and has become a cherished symbol of the library to generations of community members. Unfortunately, Alice has also been subjected to a leaky roof, decades of dust, and an ill-fitting frame.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, Alice has been expertly cleaned, repaired, and reframed, preserving this beautiful artwork for years to come.
We now offer you this rare opportunity to make Alice a part of your home with a limited-edition gallery wrap print, professionally created by Miller’s Professional Imaging and Mpix.
Those wishing additional information may call the library at (620) 231-8110.