Two murals were commissioned by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) for the former post office in Raton, New Mexico—now the library. The works: “First Mail Crossing Raton Pass,” and “Unloading the Mail at Raton,” were completed by Joseph Flecks in 1936…. read more
The historic Honesdale post office houses an impressive set of New Deal murals. The works, respectively titled “Canal Boat,” “Clearing the Wilderness,” “Coal,” “Gravity Railroad,” and “Visit by Washington Irving,” were installed by artist Walter Gardner in 1937, under the auspices… read more
The Redondo Beach post office contains three oil on canvas murals by Paul Sample that were originally created for the since-demolished post office building at Catalina and Garnet street. The artwork relocated with the post office to its current location in 1977. The murals… read more
This 1936 post office contains multiple examples of New Deal artwork, all funded by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP). “The prominent American artist illustrator and author Ernest Peixotto was commissioned to paint five murals which are in themselves, a… read more
The historic post office building in Cooperstown, New York houses an example of New Deal artwork: a bronze relief depicting James Fenimore Cooper, Natty Bumppo and Chief Chingachgook produced by Victor Salvatore under the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) program.
With Treasury Relief Art Project funding, artist Richard O’Hanlon completed several black walnut reliefs for the Salinas Steinbeck Station Post Office in 1936, including “Cowboy and Bull.” Originally from Long Beach, California, O’Hanlon (1906-1985) joined other emerging California artists like… read more
With Treasury Relief Arts Program funding, Isamu Noguchi produced this cast stone relief entitled “The Letter” for display at the Haddon Heights post office in 1939. Noguchi is best known for his bas-relief “News” on the exterior of 40 Rockefeller… read more
Four wooden grilles by Frederick H. Brunner adorn the historic New Deal-era post office building located at 28 Main Street in the Chicopee Falls community in Chicopee, Massachusetts. The carvings were commissioned by the federal Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP).
Four oil on canvas murals depicting Santa Cruz’s industry: “Cabbage Farming,” “Limestone Quarries,” “Artichoke,” and “Fishing.” “The vivid paintings show limestone quarry workers, men picking artichokes and fishermen at the waters edge. One painting, titled Cabbage Culture, shows three farm… read more
“In addition to the public-works projects, Santa Fe also had more than its share of New Deal-financed art and craft projects designed to train young men and women in traditional skills while producing works of art for public buildings. Perhaps… read more
Now known as the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, the historic United States Post Office, Court House and Custom House in Louisville, Kentucky houses New Deal artwork. “The building was among the first recipients of artwork commissioned by… read more
The old Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House dates to 1902-1907 and today serves as the New York branch of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, as well as housing the New York branch of the National Archives and the records of… read more
“The Henriques room was originally the Academy library, and is now used for special gatherings and award ceremonies. Aldis Browne, graduate of Yale School of Fine Arts, worked for the U.S. Treasury [Relief Art] Program during the Great Depression and… read more
Cleveland’s historic University Center Station post office houses one of many examples of New Deal artwork commissioned for northeast Ohio post offices. Commissioned by the federal Treasury Relief Art Project, this multi-panel mural was created by John Csosz and completed… read more
A set of several panels painted by William D. White in 1937 entitled “Harvest, Spring and Summer.” The murals were funded by TRAP for what was then the Dover DE post office and is now the Wesley United Church Education… read more