The former Parcel Post Building in Richmond, Virginia housed multiple examples of New Deal artwork: murals by Paul Cadmus and Jared French, respectively, which were commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.
Gerard French’s work was a mural: “Stuart’s Raiders at the Swollen Ford,” featuring companion portraits of Jeb Stuart, and John Pelham “in wings attached to either end of the scene.”
Believed to be removed from the Parcel Post Building in the 1960s, the mural was found rolled up in storage in Philadelphia. Since restored, the work is now housed in the library at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. United States Courthouse, which is next door to the former Parcel Post Building.
"Wall-to-wall America: Post Office Murals in the Great Depression," by Karal Ann Marling (pp. 282-287).
Facilities manager, librarian at facility
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 18, 2017.
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