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  • Post Office Mural - Coldwater OH
    Joep Nicolas completed this oil on canvas mural, entitled "Coldwater Activities," in 1942 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the lobby.
  • Post Office Mural - College Park GA
    Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Arrival of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad" painted in 1936.
  • Post Office Mural - Columbia PA
    Bruce Mitchell painted the oil-on-canvas mural "Columbia Bridge" in 1938 for the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the lobby of the Columbia post office.
  • Post Office Mural - Columbus Junction IA
    "Titled 'Lover's Leap,' the mural was painted in 1942 by Graziani. It portrays an early gathering that was held to raise funds for the city's swinging bridge. Graziani was influenced by American artists Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry. He once said the three artists were the Holy Trinity of art while he was in school. Kathleen Almelien, art teacher at Columbus Community High School, said the work is a classic example of the type of mural painting popular in the United States in the 1930s and '40s. Many of the artists were funded through related initiatives of the...
  • Post Office Mural - Columbus MS
    The historic New Deal post office in Columbus, Mississippi houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Out of Soil," which was completed in 1940.
  • Post Office Mural - Columbus WI
    Oil on canvas entitled "One Hundredth Anniversary" painted by Arnold Blanch in 1940.
  • Post Office Mural - Colville WA
    The post office contains a 1939 Section of Fine Arts mural by Edmond J. Fitzgerald entitled Hudson's Bay - The Pathfinders. "Born in Seattle, Fitzgerald studied at the California School of Fine Arts and with Mark Tobey. According to the National Register Nomination submitted to the National Park Service for the Colville Post Office, the mural "symbolizes the role of Hudson's Bay company trappers and traders in the development of the Pacific Northwest."  Included is a trapper paddling a birch bark canoe, a log fort and three Native American men before a tepee on the near side."
  • Post Office Mural - Commerce GA
    Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Early Mail Service and the Construction of Railroads" painted in 1938 by Philip Guston. It has been restored and moved from the original post office to the new one. "Philip Guston’s mural study shows the history of mail service on the frontier, from the days when sacks of mail arrived on horseback to the coming of railroads and telegraph lines that displaced much of the mail traffic…. After Guston submitted his study, government officials noted that he had lavished more attention on the workers than the rest of the image and specified that 'The strength...
  • Post Office Mural - Compton CA
    In 1936, artist James Redmond painted a mural, "Early California," for the post office in Compton, CA. Funded by the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP), the mural depicts the mythic history of early California and wraps around all four walls of the lobby. "One of the most beautiful sets of mural panels executed under government sponsorship during the depression is James Redmond's panels for the Compton Post Office. Unfortunately, because of their location, they are also one of the least visited sites, which is a pity since they are so captivating in person. In his letter to TRAP administrators describing...
  • Post Office Mural - Concord MA
    This mural painted by Charles Anton Kaeselau, titled "Battle at the Bridge," depicts one of the most famous battles of the revolutionary war. This mural is hung proudly at the Concord Post Office, another New Deal Project that was funded by the Treasury Department and completed in 1938. The site depicted in this mural, The Old North Bridge, still stands today, located just a mile north of the U.S. Post Office building it resides in. The mural, which is an oil on canvas painting, was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and was completed in 1941. Fought on April...
  • Post Office Mural - Conyers GA
    This oil-on-canvas mural, "The Ploughman," was painted by Elizabeth Terrell in 1940 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It was one of the 48-state post office mural competition winners. At some point, it was moved to the new post office.
  • Post Office Mural - Cooper TX
    The historic Cooper, Texas post office contains a Treasury Section of Fine Arts-commissioned mural entitled "Before the Fencing of Delta County." The oil-on-canvas work was completed by Lloyd Goff in 1939.
  • Post Office Mural - Cordell OK
    The post office contains a 1938 Section of Fine Arts mural by Ila Turner McAfee entitled “The Scene Changes.”
  • Post Office Mural - Cornelia GA
    Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Northern Georgia" painted in 1939 by Charles Trumbo Henry. It has been moved from its original post office location to a new post office.
  • Post Office Mural - Corning IA
    This egg-tempera-on-gesso mural was painted by Marion Gilmore in 1941. From When Tillage Begins: The Stone City Art Colony and School: "Gilmore won the WPA commission to produce a mural for the town of Corning, Iowa. The jury, led by former Stone City faculty member Edward Rowan, demanded that Gilmore's image only contain actual architecture and landmarks in the downtown district. Her mural, 'Band Concert,' won the federal-sponsored Forty-Eight States design competition of 1939 and depicts a summer band concert in a small, Iowa community. Upon its completion, Rowan demanded that Gilmore remove two objects (a cannon and an obelisk) from...
  • Post Office Mural - Corydon IA
    The New Deal mural “Volunteer Fire Department” was painted by Marion Gilmore in 1942. Gilmore also won the Forty-Eight States design competition of 1939 for her mural Band Concert," for the town of Corning, Iowa. From When Tillage Begins: The Stone City Art Colony and School: "A lifelong resident of Ottumwa, Iowa, Marion Gilmore... pursued art studies at the Art Students League and the Phoenix Art Institute, where she focused on commercial art. At the latter, Gilmore studied from 1931-32 under Norman Rockwell and other popular artists." (projects.mtmercy.edu)
  • Post Office Mural - Council Grove KS
    Charles B. Rogers painted this mural, entitled "Autumn Colors," in 1941 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the Council Grove post office lobby.
  • Post Office Mural - Crawford NE
    "The lobby's most prominent feature is a mural on the upper portion of the east wall. It was painted by G. Glenn Newell, an artist and dairy farmer from Duchess County, New York, and installed by post office workers in May 1940. The piece depicts a wagon train beginning to ford a stream. The lead wagon dominates the scene with other wagons visible in the background, along with local landmark Crow Butte… The edifice's mural, titled "The Crossing" and painted by G. Glenn Newell, was one of hundreds commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts in the late 1930s and early...
  • Post Office Mural - Crawfordsville IN
    "Indiana Agriculture" is a post office mural completed by Frank Long in 1942 under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The size of the mural is  16' x 5'1"and the medium is oil on canvas.
  • Post Office Mural - Cresco IA
    Mural entitled "Iowa Farming" painted in 1937 by Richard Haines. "Richard Haines was born here in 1906. His parents, Fred and Hattie, were pioneer farmers at the turn of the century and Richard began sketching scenes of cows and the countryside as a child. His natural born skills were sufficient to win him a scholarship at the Minneapolis School of Art, where, upon graduation, he was hired as a professor. Haines was not content with the limited artistic styles offered there, so he enrolled in the L'Ecole des Beaux Arts in France... As a result of his exposure to the fine arts...
  • Post Office Mural - Crestline OH
    The historic post office in Crestline, Ohio houses an example of New Deal artwork: "The Crossroads—Crestline, Ohio" by Gifford Beal, a Treasury Section of Fine Arts-sponsored oil-on-canvas mural.
  • Post Office Mural - Crossville TN
    Marion Greenwood painted this oil on canvas mural, entitled "The Partnership of Man and Nature," in 1940 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. Originally located in the town's New Deal post office, it was moved to this location when the post office moved.
  • Post Office Mural - Crown Point IN
    "From Such Beginnings Sprang the County of Lake, Indiana" is a mural created for the Crown Point, Indiana post office completed by George Melville Smith in 1938. The size of the mural is  11'10" x 4'8"and the medium is oil on canvas.
  • Post Office Mural - Crystal Falls MI
    The oil-on-canvas mural "Extending the Frontier in Northwest Territory," painted by Allan Thomas, was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts and installed in the lobby of the Crystal Falls, Michigan post office in 1938.
  • Post Office Mural - Crystal Springs MS
    A mural by Henry La Cagnina, created under the Treasury Bureau's Section of Fine Arts program, was completed and installed in the post office in 1943 at a cost of $700.00. "Harvest" illustrated the important truck farming industry in the Crystal Springs, Mississippi area in the 1930s (Enzweiler, 1992). La Cagnina's mural featured farm workers and women packers preparing vegetables for shipment. Crystal Springs was known as the "tomatroplis of the world" during that period, and shipped vegetables all over the US via train, apparently providing employment and income that benefitted the community during the years of the Great Depression (Nelson-Easley,...
  • Post Office Mural - Culver City CA
    In 1941, George Samerjan painted a 12' x 10' tempera mural titled "Studio Lot" for the Culver City, CA, post office. It was commissioned by the Section of Fine Arts (SFA). Samerjan was inspired by the MGM studios located in Culver City. "The scene depicts a film stage, as is evident by the framing that is visible behind the house façade and the support that attaches the tree limb to the base in the foreground. initially wanted to paint the behind-the-scenes workers who create movies, such as script researchers, machine shop mechanics, and the projection crew. After pushback from MGM,...
  • Post Office Mural - Culver IN
    "The Arrival of the Mail in Culver" is a post office mural completed by Jessie Hull Mayer in 1938 under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. The size of the mural is 10'6"x 4'6" and the medium is oil on canvas.
  • Post Office Mural - Cuthbert GA
    The historic Cuthbert post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Last Indian Troubles in Randolph County—1836," painted in 1939 by Carlo Ciampaglia.
  • Post Office Mural - Danvers MA
    The historic Danvers post office contains an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts-funded oil painting titled, "Return of Timothy Pickering to Reside at Danvers," which can be seen in the lobby. It was painted by Dunbar Beck in 1939.
  • Post Office Mural - Dardanelle AR
    This Section-funded 4.5' x 12' oil on canvas mural entitled “Cotton Growing, Manufacture and Export” was painted for the Dardanelle post office by Ludwig Mactarian in 1939. “Ludwig Mactarian was commissioned for $660 to create a mural for Dardanelle, Arkansas on the basis of merit of the design in the San Antonio, Texas Competition. Mactarian was unable to visit Dardanelle due to financial restrictions. He thus relied on images he found in the New York Public Library and on correspondence with Dardanelle.s postmaster, Joe D. Gault. From these sources, Mactarian was able to compose a mural that portrayed the importance of...
  • Post Office Mural - De Queen AR
    The post office contains a Section funded mural entitled “Wildlife Conservation in Arkansas” painted for the De Queen post office in 1942 by Henry Simon. “Henry Simon was commissioned $750 to create a mural for De Queen, Arkansas on the basis of competent designs submitted in the San Francisco, California, Post Office, Ricon Annex, Mural Competition. His initial sketch comprised a logging scene, however, this composition was discarded when the town expressed concern that Simon was focusing one only one of the areas many industries. Instead, of attempting to incorporate all of the communities facets of production, Simon chose to compose...
  • Post Office Mural - De Witt IA
    "New Deal mural entitled "Shucking Corn" painted by DeWitt native John Bloom, in 1938. The old post office building now houses City Hall." (flickr)
  • Post Office Mural - Deer Lodge MT
    "New Deal mural entitled "James and Granville Stuart Prospecting in Deer Lodge Valley—1858" painted by Verona Burkhard in 1939. She also painted murals for the Powell WY and Kings Mountain, NC post offices."
  • Post Office Mural - DeFuniak Springs FL
    This mural entitled "Scene of Town" was painted in 1942 by Thomas I. Laughlin. It was a winner of the Treasury Section's 48-State competition. It was moved to the "new" post office in 1989.
  • Post Office Mural - Delhi NY
    The historic Delhi post office houses an example of New Deal artwork: a 1940 mural by artist Mary Earley titled "Down-Rent War, Around 1845." The mural was a winner of the New Deal 48-State Competition Post Office murals.
  • Post Office Mural - Delmar NY
    The historic post office building in Delmar, New York houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "The Indian Ladder" painted in 1940 by Sol Wilson.
  • Post Office Mural - Deming NM
    A Section of Fine Arts-sponsored mural entitled "Mountains and Yucca" was painted by Kenneth M. Adams and installed in the Deming, New Mexico post office in 1937. "Originally Andrew Drasburg, a Taos artist, was selected to do the mural for this post office. Unfortunately his poor health kept him from working in the hot climate found in Deming, so when he declined the opportunity he recommended they use Kenneth M. Adams instead. His recommendation was accepted and a pure landscape was done in 1937 by Kenneth M. Adams (1892-1966). Yucca and other local vegetation can be seen in the foreground, while...
  • Post Office Mural - Dennison OH
    The historic post office in Dennison, Ohio houses an example of New Deal artwork: "Passenger Pigeon," a Treasury of Fine Arts-commissioned oil-on-canvas mural by Edmund J. Sawyer. The work was completed and installed in the post office lobby in 1940.
  • Post Office Mural - Depew NY
    The historic post office building in Depew, New York houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts mural entitled "Beginning of the Day," painted by Anne Poor in 1941.
  • Post Office Mural - DeWitt AR
    Three panel Treasury Section mural entitled "Portrait of Contemporary DeWitt" painted by William Traher in 1941. "William Traher was commissioned $750 to create a mural for DeWitt, Arkansas on the basis of competent designs submitted in the 1939, 48-States Mural Competition. He visited the community and noted the quiet nature of the town. Because of this unique disposition he determined that a matter-of-fact composition, capturing DeWitt just as it existed, would be the most fitting. While visiting, Traher made miniature sketches of the people and the community, which he used later to piece the mural together in his studio. The murals depict...
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