Post Office Mural – Macon MS

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

S. Douglass Crockwell painted “Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek” in 1944 with funding from the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.

Crockwell, a commercial artist, “…departed from type and explored dark and emotive styling to depict a critical event in local history….The event…was critical to the formation of Macon as well as the larger area in Mississippi and Alabama” (Navarro).

Medium: oil on canvas

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database, Macon.  Retrieved from http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=24326&view=facts&y=959

Navarro, M. A. (n.d.) Signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek on September 27, 1830. Indians at the Post Office: Native Themes in New Deal Era Murals. Smithsonian Institute. Retrieved from http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/indiansatthepostoffice/mural22.html

http://www.wpamurals.com/mississip.htm

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on February 16, 2014.

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Location Info


201 S. Jefferson Street
Macon, Mississippi 3941

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 33.1116135, -88.5601772

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