New Deal/WPA Art in Bassett, Virginia

This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

Bassett, VA
st Office

"Manufacture of Furniture" - fresco

Walter Carnelli (1939)

Image courtesy of the USPS

Photograph taken by Jimmy Emerson

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 and his website, the Post Marks Collectors Club (PMCC) at

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