New Deal/WPA Art in Herrin, Illinois

Post Office New Deal Artwork

Most of the Post Office works of art were funded through commissions under the Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture (later known as The Section of Fine Arts) and not the WPA.

Herrin, IL Post Office
"George Rogers Clark Conferring
with Indians near Herrin" - mural
Gustaf Dalstrom (1940)

Image courtesy of the USPS

This area of the lobby is where the mural was originally installed. The configuraton of the Post Office was changed during remodeling in the 1960s. The wall has been tested by art conservators, but in an area lower than the mural was attached.

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

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