Post Office Mural – Bamberg SC


This bleak and provocative map of cotton trade routes, flanked by scenes of men at work (on the left, it seems, from the American South, and on the right, “the East”), portrays the dominance of South Carolina’s exploitative cotton industry and the international trade system. The mural was painted in 1939 by Dorothea Mierisch under the auspices of the Section of Fine Arts.

Mierisch also painted the mural, “First Official Air Mail Flight,” in the McLeansboro Post Office in Illinois.

Source notes

Project originally submitted by Claire Stringer on February 7, 2014.

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Location Info

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11955 Heritage Hwy
Bamberg, SC 29003

Coordinates: 33.296795, -81.033852

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