New Deal/WPA Art in Portland, Maine

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.

Portland, ME Post Office
"The Sea" - oil on canvas
by Henry Mattson (1937)

Portland, ME Post Office
"The Rocky Coast of Maine" - oil on canvas
by Henry Mattson (1937)

Photographs taken by Pixie Kilgore

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

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photographs.

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