New Deal/WPA Art in Marlinton, West Virginia
These Post Office murals were funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
The gentleman in the mural is Calvin Sharp,
who passed away in 2005.
This mural depicts an actual mill that is still standing (2005) and still owned by the McNeil family. - Information from Calvin Kelly, Jr.
Images courtesy of the USPS
Photographs taken by Calvin Kelly, Jr., Postmaster.
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: http://www.postmarks.org/photos
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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