A Tribute to Urban Horsemen

artist Jason Slowik

A Tribute to Urban Horsemen dedication. Photo by Jack Ramsdale.

About the Mural 

In a single street scene, A Tribute to Urban Horsemen unites elements of contemporary society with themes of the Old West. A team of horses and riders move through old Philadelphia streets, while a mythic Buffalo Soldier figure gallops through the sky, haloed in a golden sunset. Modern-day children enjoy the scene from trompe l’oeil windows, while others play in the old-fashioned cobblestone street lined with tracks for horse-drawn trolleys. Tying past and present together, one child writes the phrase, “We remember.”



City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services
Bank of America