New Deal/WPA Art in Grayling, Michigan

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

Grayling, MI Post Office
"The Lumber Camp" - oil on canvas
Robert L. Lepper (1939)

Images courtesy of the USPS

Photograph taken by Ray Carlson of Tapiola, MI (April 6, 2006).

Thanks to Paul Petosky who contributed the photographs and information!

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

The mural was installed on September 5, 1939. On September 28, 1937 the cornerstone was laid. The Post Office Dedication ceremony was held on November 11, 1937 (James M. Dannell, postmaster). The Grayling Post Office was established on January 19, 1874 with John E. Corbet as its first postmaster. The Grayling, MI Post Office uses zip code 49738.

Information courtesy of "Postmarks from the Past,"

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