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WPA Art in Petersburg, Virginia

New Deal/WPA Art in Petersburg, Virginia

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.

Petersburg, VA Post Office “Agricultural Scenes in Virginia” – oil on canvas by William H. Calfee (1937) and “Riding to Hounds” – mural by Edwin S. Lewis (1937)