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New Deal Art in Casper, Wyoming

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


Casper, WY Post Office
“The Fertile Land Remembers” – oil on canvas
by Louise Harrington Emerson Ronnebeck (1938)
Photograph taken by David Brackenrich

This mural formerly hung in the Worland, WY Post Office.
It now hangs in the Downtown Casper Post Office
in the Dick Cheney Federal Building.

Image courtesy of the USPS

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

Please note that the name of the artist is misprinted in Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal . The correct name for the artist is Ms. Louise Harrington Emerson Ronnebeck. There is a plaque under the mural in Casper that has her complete name.

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph and the corrected spelling of the artist’s name!

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