“Columbia under the Palm”Princeton NJ Post Office Mural
The historic former Palmer Square post office in Princeton, New Jersey houses an example of New Deal artwork: a large mural, entitled “Columbia under the Palm,” painted by Karl Free in 1939.
“One of the distinctive features of the post office building is a controversial 1939 mural depicting Native Americans kneeling at the arrival of European colonists, a scene that some have denounced as racist.” (http://www.nj.com)
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2013/08/postal_service_to_sell_antique_palmer_square_post_office_in_princeton.html http://savethepostoffice.com/historic-palmer-square-post-office-princeton-headed-sale http://www.wpamurals.com/newjersy.htm
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 20, 2014.