Augusta Post Office Mural (in storage) – Augusta GA

Description

This Treasury Section of Fine Arts mural was painted by William Dean Faussett in tempera on gesso in 1939. From contributor Jimmy Emerson, DVM: “It was originally installed in the Augusta PO but now is in storage in the Augusta Museum of Art. It erroneously depicts Oglethorpe’s arriving in Augusta by water. He actually arrived over land.” The mural has been in storage at the Augusta Museum of Art since 2004.

Source notes

Text excerpt courtesy of Jimmy Emerson, DVM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/89508418/

Photo courtesy of WPAMurals.com: http://www.wpamurals.com/augusta.htm

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Location Info


1 Tenth St.
Augusta, GA 30901

Location notes: Access possibly granted with prior arrangement through the Museum Curator.

Coordinates: 33.479322, -81.968552

One comment on “Augusta Post Office Mural (in storage) – Augusta GA

  1. Catherine Cramer

    There is an article and photo of the mural in the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper, dated November 6, 1938, page 60. I wasn’t sure how to properly scan and send, but its a lovely photo!

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