Post Office Bas Relief – Mason MI

Description

Marion Overby completed this terra cotta relief, entitled “Early Postman,” in 1939 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts. It is viewable in the lobby of the historic Mason post office.

“[T]his relief was mounted above the postmaster’s office and featured an early postman dressed in buckskin and boots, negotiating his way through the wilds of Michigan to deliver his mail. Mason’s post office mural was designed by Marion Overby, one of only two women to receive New Deal post office commissions in the state of Michigan.” (cranbrookkitchensink.wordpress.com)

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: http://www.newdealartregistry.org/

http://cranbrookkitchensink.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/neither-snow-nor-rain-cranbrook-and-the-new-deal-post-office-murals/

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Location Info


144 W. Ash Street
Mason, MI 48854

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 42.579446, -84.444277

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