Post Office (former) Mural – Roxboro NC


New York artist Allan Gould completed this oil on canvas mural, “Gathering Tobacco,” measuring 5’8″ by 13’7″, in 1938, on a $650 contract from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. From historian Anita Price Davis’ 2008 book New Deal Art in North Carolina: The Murals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Paintings, Oils and Frescoes and Their Creators: “Artist Allan D. Gould drew on Roxboro’s agricultural prowess for the mural he prepared for the Roxboro Post Office. His mural Gathering Tobacco shows workers stripping, tying, and grading tobacco outside a barn where tobacco is dried” (p. 146). The mural still hangs in the lobby of the original building, which now houses the Piedmont Community College Educational Opportunity Center.

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Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry:

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Emerson, DVM:
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208 South Main Street
Roxboro, NC 27573

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 36.391862, -78.984884

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