New Deal/WPA Art in Lakeville, Connecticut
This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
Lakeville, CT Post
"When my father was about 12, he and his
father drove up to Lakeville. My grandfather had forgotten to sign his
work. So around 1952 they drove up with a small can of paint and a brush.
My grandfather met with the postmaster who gave him a small stool. My grandfather
stood on the stool and signed the mural." - information and photograph
Image courtesy of the USPS
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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