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Calexico, CA New Deal Art

New Deal/WPA Art in Calexico, California

Most of the post office works of art were funded under the Treasury Department’s Section commissions. Those works that were created using TRAP funds are so indicated. Although the WPA funded the construction of post office buildings, the artwork was not WPA but was usually produced under the Section or TRAP programs.


Calexico, CA Post Office
(building now privately owned)
“Lettuce Workers” – tempera
by George Samerjan (1942)

Photograph taken by Miriam Serra.

Source:
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.

If you want to see what a certain post office looks like, check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at: http://www.postmarks.org/photos