New Deal/WPA Art in Ames, Iowa
This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
Ames, IA Post
The artist, Lowell Houser, was born 1903 in Chicago, IL. He taught in Iowa during the 1940s.
Photographs taken by Postal Supervisor
Images courtesy of the USPS
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz
Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photographs and his website, the Post Marks Collectors Club (PMCC) at www.postmarks.org/photos.
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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