A New Deal mural, “The Jicarilla Apache Trading Post,” was created for the 1930s old post office building in Carlsbad, New Mexico. It is now housed at the Carlsbad Museum.
Treasures on New Mexico Trails:
A large mural-size painting, 42″ x 50″ by La Verne Nelson Black (1887-1938) under the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP) titled, “The Jicarilla Apache Trading Post,” is a dramatic work of Jicarilla Apache Indians at the trading post some of whom are on horseback. The time of day is dusk with dark winter clouds in the background and with brighter colors on the individuals.
Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. Pgs. 38.
"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
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