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Mount Hope, WV New Deal Art

New Deal/WPA Art in Mount Hope, West Virginia

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.

Mount Hope, WV Post Office
“Mining” – oil on canvas
by Michael Lensen (1942)

Photograph taken by Ed Cox, Jr.

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.