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Alexander City, AL New Deal Art

New Deal/WPA Art in Alexander City, Alabama


These Post Office reliefs were funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

“Wheat” and “Tobacco” were in the vault in City Hall. The other two had remained in the old Post Office. All four pieces are now in City Hall. There are plans now to get them cleaned and restored when funds become available and installed once restored in the library.

Alexander City, AL Post Office
“Wheat” terra cotta relief (in storage at City Hall)
Franc Epping (1941)
photograph taken by Mayor Don McCllellan

In “Wheat”, the farmer’s plow should be “attached” to the mules.



Alexander City, AL Post Office
“Tobacco” terra cotta relief (taken while in storage)
Franc Epping (1941)
photograph taken by Mayor Don McCllellan



Alexander City, AL Post Office
“Cotton” terra cotta relief (in storage at City Hall)
Franc Epping (1941)

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 photographs and information.

Check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at: http://www.postmarks.org/photos

 


 

More info about the AL murals can be found at: www.alabamamoments.state.al.us/sec49det.html