"Transfer of Skill"
Project type: Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief
Artists: Moissaye MaransView Project in a Separate Window
The post office contains three plaster bas reliefs by Moissaye Marans, created under the auspices of the Treasury Section of Fine Arts in 1941. The reliefs are called “Transfer of Skill,” “Education,” and “Barnyard.”
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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Just a few comments.
I visited the Boyertown post office in May, 2019, specifically to view these ornaments.
First, the ones on display are not plaster, they are painted fiberglass. I wonder if these on display are castings from the original molds or from the original plaster ornaments.
Second, there are FOUR ornaments, not three. The official titles are “Transfer of Skill”, “Barnyard”, “Education”, and “Harvest”. The ornaments depicted on this page do not include “Education”. And, the ornament described as “Education” is actually “Harvest”. “Education” includes 4 figures, two boys, a girl, and a mother figure reading from a book.
I have decent photographs of all 4 ornaments that I would be happy to share.