New Deal/WPA Art in Borger, Texas

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. Unless indicated, works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Borger, TX Post Office
"Big City News" - oil on canvas
Jose Aceves (1939)

This mural is current installed in the Hutchinson County Museum.

Photograph from Lynn Hopkins.

Democratic Vistas:Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who sent the photograph.

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