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Hartselle, AL New Deal Art

Post Office New Deal Artwork

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. Unless indicated, works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Hartselle, AL Post Office
“Cotton Scene” – mural
Lee R. Warthen (1941)

This mural now hangs in the Hartselle Chamber of Commerce.

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 and information.

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