"History of the Gila Valley"
This post office contains six tempera murals painted in 1942 by Seymour Fogel. Fogel painted these as the winner of one of the 48-State Competition Post Office murals.
“In 1939, for example, Seymour Fogel sketched an elegant scene of Southwest Indian dancers for a post office mural in Stafford, Arizona. Local Anglos harboring resentful memories of Apache raids, however, deemed Fogel’s design an “abomination,” and the artist substituted a stereotypical picture of wagon trains and pioneers.”
"The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration." Kathryn Flynn with Richard Polese. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/american_studies/v050/50.3-4.doss.html
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