Post Office Mural – Lebanon NH

Description

Charles Kaeselau’s oil-on-canvas mural “Rural New Hampshire” at the Lebanon, New Hampshire post office was painted with Treasury Section of Fine Arts funds and completed in 1939.  According to the contract for the project dated Jul. 1, 1938, the mural was to be “14′ wide by 4’8″ high, with a total approximate area of 61 sq. ft.”

Mr. Kaeselau was paid $830 for the project: $200 for the preliminary design, $300 for a “full size cartoon and photograph,” and $330 upon completion and approved installation of the mural.

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry

WPA Murals

National Archives Record Group 121, Entry 133: Case Files Concerning Embellishments of Federal Buildings, Box 66, Lebanon, NH folder.

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Location Info


11 East Park Street
Lebanon, NH 02038

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 43.642122, -72.250112

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