- Haddon Heights, NJ
- Site Type:
- Art Works, Sculptures
- New Deal Agencies:
- Arts Programs, Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP)
- Isamu Noguchi
- Quality of Information:
- Site Survival:
With Treasury Relief Arts Program funding, Isamu Noguchi produced this cast stone relief entitled “The Letter” for display at the Haddon Heights post office in 1939. Noguchi is best known for his bas-relief “News” on the exterior of 40 Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Ironically, then-postmaster of Haddon Heights, Henry McKay, objected to the installation, but it has remained to delight generations of local residents.
Kevin Riordan, At the Haddon Heights Post Office, the work of a renowned sculptor has been hiding in plain sight | Kevin Riordan" Philadelphia News, October 17, 2018.
Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry: https://www.newdealartregistry.org/
Site originally submitted by New Deal Art Registry on July 19, 2013.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.
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