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New Deal Art in Opp, Alabama

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

Opp, AL Post Office
“Opp” – wood relief
by Hans Mangelsdorf (1940)

The Opp wood carving is currently missing. When the Post Office moved to a new facility in the early 1990′s, the carving went to the Opp Historical Society where eventually it was lost. There is an ongoing investigation into its whereabouts. Anyone with knowledge of its whereabout should contact the Opp Postmaster or the USPS Historic Preservation Office.

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson, Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page, who contributed this information.