New Deal/WPA Art in Chatham, Virginia

This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

Chatham, VA Post Office
"Harvest Season in Southern Virginia" - oil on canvas
Carson Davenport (1938)

Image courtesy of the USPS

Photograph taken by Jimmy Emerson

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

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph and his website, the Post Marks Collectors Club (PMCC) at

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