New Deal/WPA Art in Belmont, North Carolina

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.

Belmont, NC Post Office
"Major William Chronicle's South Fork Boys"* - oil on canvas
by Peter DeAnna (1940)

The old Post Office building is currently being used
as the Belmont City Hall.

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

*The correct title contributed by David Ewing.

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.

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