Artists: Victor ArnautoffView Project in a Separate Window
The historic post office in Linden, Texas houses an example of New Deal artwork: a Section of Fine Arts-commissioned mural, titled “Cotton Pickers,” completed in 1939.
https://www.lindentexas.org/tourism/?id=47;c=11 Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/
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Arnautoff titled the work “The Last Crop,” perhaps reflecting the local decline of sharecropping and the cotton industry; however, the Section renamed the work “Cotton Pickers” for reasons unknown. Based upon recent scholarship, the artwork’s original title, “The Last Crop”, was restored in September 2005.
This is text taken from a brochure posted in the Linden Post Office. I posted a partial picture of the brochure