Where in the World is Evan: Arkansas USPS Stamp Dedication

The U.S. Postal Service is commemorating the artistic legacy of the New Deal via a new set of stamps. Five historic New Deal murals are featured on a new sheet of 10 U.S. postage stamps. Called “Post Office Murals,” the sheets are now available for sale nationwide. The stamps were formally introduced at a ceremony in front of the post office in Piggott, Arkansas on April 10th. An image of the stamp featured at the ceremony is shown here. Other communities whose artwork is represented are: Anadarko, Oklahoma; Deming, New Mexico; Florence, Colorado; and Rockville, Maryland. Our Researcher-At-Large Evan Kalish drove from New York to Piggott for the occasion, which was fitting tribute to the New Deal’s immense art programs. Along the way, he found a rich trove of New Deal sites in Kentucky and Arkansas, on which he will report in a future Low-Down issue.

Evan Kalish travels the U.S. documenting New Deal buildings, leveraging original PWA documents, newspaper articles, and a keen eye for Depression-era architecture. He has visited all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Evan is responsible for more than 5,000 project pages on the Living New Deal website.

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