New Deal/WPA Art in Brewton, Alabama
This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.
Brewton, AL Post Office
Image courtesy of the USPS
*This image is from the National Archives. According to a Brewton local, the mural was painted over between 1965-1968. However, according to Dallan Wordekemper, Federal Preservation Officer, USPS, the mural was removed by the GSA in 1965.
Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal
by Marlene Park & Gerald E. Markowitz
Many thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph and mural status information. Check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at: http://www.postmarks.org/photos
More information about the AL murals can be found at: www.alabamamoments.state.al.us/sec49det.html
© 2006 Nancy Lorance
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