New Deal/WPA Art in Placerville, California

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.

Placerville, CA Post Office
"Forest Genetics" - oil on canvas
by Tom E. Lewis (1941)

The old Post Office building is now being used
as the County District Attorney's Office.

Photograph taken by David Koupal

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.

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