New Deal/WPA Art in Decherd, Tennessee

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.

The Post Office in Decherd, TN has a carved relief sculpture
entitled "News on the Job." It was installed in 1940.
The artist, Enea Biafora of Warwick NY, carved the sculpture from mahogany. Decherd is smallest town in TN to get a mural.
Photograph taken by Jimmy Emerson 2004

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