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Newport, 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 Art in Newport, Tennessee

Newport, TN Post Office
“TVA Power” – oil on canvas
by Minna Citron (1940) – two panels

When the new Post Office building was built in 1977, this mural was taken down and sent to the Smithsonian. The mural was returned to Newport on November 1, 1980. The mural dimensions are 48′ x 7’6″. It is currently on loan to the DAR Museum, 805 Cosby Road, Newport, TN.

Photograph taken by Howard Hull – 2003