Post Office Mural – Winnsboro SC

Description

Like many New Deal post office murals, Auriel Bessemer’s oil painting, “Industrial Tapestry,” depicts a pastoral landscape, fusing the agricultural world with the industrial and perhaps portraying the influence of Roosevelt’s rural electrification programs in South Carolina’s cotton and tobacco fields. The mural’s title might allude to the ways in which the textile industry was woven into the fabric of South Carolina’s sprawling farmland. In a journal entry dated 12 December 1938, Eleanor Roosevelt wrote after seeing another post office mural: “I think these post offices are making the country more and more conscious of decorative, artistic values.”   (http://www.bethesdanow.com)

Source notes

1) http://www.flickr.com/photos/auvet/389637860/in/photostream/
2) http://www.bethesdanow.com/2013/12/04/bethesda-post-office-mural-to-reemerge-at-regional-center/

Project originally submitted by Claire Stringer on February 6, 2014.

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Location Info


144 North Congress St.
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Coordinates: 34.382826, -81.08680600000002

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