Palmer Square Post Office (former) Mural – Princeton NJ

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Description

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)

Source notes

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.

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Location Info

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20 Palmer Square E.
Princeton, NJ 08542

Coordinates: 40.350443, -74.6608731

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