New Deal/WPA Art in Amory, Mississippi
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.
The Amory, MS Post Office was built in 1936. It contains a mural entitled "Amory in 1889" painted in 1939 by John McCrady
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.
If you want to see what a certain post office looks like, check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at: http://www.postmarks.org/photos
© 2004 Nancy Lorance
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