Post Office Mural – Winnemucca NV

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Description

The 1940 oil-on-canvas mural, “Cattle Round-Up,” by Polly Duncan depicts several cowboys guiding cattle into a shed while the bulk of the herd is being driven in from the broad expanse of the Nevada landscape.  It is a typical New Deal era post office mural in that it depicts a theme from the locality and its history and is done in American Regionalist style.

The Treasury Section of Fine Arts funded this mural, probably at the same time as the old post office was expanded in 1940.  

The mural at the former post office was moved to the city’s modern post office building when the old post office was converted to the present city hall.  There is a helpful display on the old post office renovation below the mural.

Source notes

Project originally submitted by Shaina Potts on March 20, 2012.
Additional contributions by Richard Walker.

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Location Info


850 Hanson Street
Winnemucca, NV 89445

Coordinates: 40.963519, -117.7346

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