Palmyra Post Office Mural – Palmyra MO

Description

The mural “Memories of Marion County” is a compilation of scenes from Marion County including a flood scene (on the left), slaves escaping to Illinois (on the right), and Tom, Huck, and Jim on the raft (in the middle).  The Mississippi River dominates Marion County, though Palmyra is inland several miles. The mural by James Penney was funded by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

James Penney was born in St. Joseph, MO and studied art at the University of Kansas, then studied at the Art Students League in New York.  He later became the Vice President of the Art Students League.

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on August 11, 2013.

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Location Info


323 S. Main Street
Palmyra, MO 63461

Location notes: lobby

Coordinates: 39.7976388, -91.5230658

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