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Lewisburg, TN New Deal Art

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.

New Deal/WPA Art in Lewisburg, Tennessee

This is the present-day Lewisburg, TN Post office, built in 1987. The Section mural entitled “Coming ‘Round the Mountain” which was painted in 1938, has been moved to the present-day
Post Office. The artist was John H.R. Pickett. The mural measures 10′ x 6′ and is
an oil on canvas.

Photographs taken by
Jimmy Emerson 2004