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Lakeville, CT New Deal Art

This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

New Deal/WPA Art in Lakeville, Connecticut

Lakeville, CT Post Office
“Ethan Allen in Forge Making Cannon Balls” – oil on canvas
George R. Cox (1942)

“When my father was about 12, he and his father drove up to Lakeville. My grandfather had forgotten to sign his work. So around 1952 they drove up with a small can of paint and a brush. My grandfather met with the postmaster who gave him a small stool. My grandfather stood on the stool and signed the mural.” – information and photograph
from Topher Cox, grandson of the artist

Image courtesy of the USPS

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