"July 4th Celebration at Sheriff Bacof's"
The Magnolia post office contains three murals by John H. Fyfe, completed and installed in 1939 at a cost of $1,120.00 (Enzweiler, 1993). Under the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts program, Fyfe created “July 4th Celebration” also referred to as “July 4th Celebration at Sheriff Bacof’s” in other sources. The local committee commissioned two additional murals based on their satisfaction with the first piece of art. “Cotton Harvest” and “Magnolia, 1880” depicted the cotton industry of Pike County.
All three murals were restored in 1992 by Stewart-Treviranus Associates of McLean, Virginia. Fyfe also painted a mural fro the post office in Camden, Tennessee.
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/ Enzweiler, S. M. (1993). National Register of Historic Places nomination form for Magnolia, Mississippi post office. Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 27, 2013.
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