New Deal/WPA Art in Grants Pass, Oregon

These Post Office murals were funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

Grants Pass, OR Post Office
"Rogue River Indians" - tempera
Louis DeMott Bunce (1938)

Grants Pass, OR Post Office
"Early and Contemporary Industries" - tempera
Eric Lamade (1938)

Images courtesy of the USPS

Photographs taken by Tim Haycraft, Post Master

Reference Source:
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!

Look for photographs of Post Office exteriors at the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Post Office photo page:

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