New Deal Art in Pontotoc, Mississippi

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 Pontotoc, MS Post Office was built in 1937. The oil-on-canvas mural
"The Wedding of Ortez and SaOwana - Christmas 1540," was painted in 1939
by Joseph Pollet

Many thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photographs.

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