Post Office Mural – Selma CA

Project type: Art, Murals
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Description

The oil-on-canvas mural “Land of Irrigation,” by Norman Chamberlain, was installed at the Selma Post Office on March 24, 1938. Before beginning the piece, Chamberlain traveled to Selma to get a sense of the local community. Local newspaper editor Lowell Pratt Clark took him for a tour of the surrounding countryside, including a visit to a local peach cannery. The final work reflected the town’s agricultural economy, in particular irrigated peach and grape production. Chamberlain was paid $1500 for the work.

Source notes

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ahgilbertson/weeklymiracle.pdf
http://www.askart.com/askart/c/norman_stiles_chamberlain/norman_stiles_chamberlain.aspx
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Location Info


2058 High Street
Selma, CA 93662

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 36.56939, -119.612676

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