New Deal/WPA Art in Morganton, 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.

Morganton, NC Post Office
"Sir Walter Raleigh" and/or "First Landing on North Carolina Shore"
by Dean Cornwell (1938)

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

Thanks to Morganton PM Larry Taylor, Morganton Postmaster, Walt Cooper, and Jimmy Emerson who contributed the image from a published source.

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