New Deal Art in Prosser,Washington

Post Office New Deal Artwork

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. Unless indicated, these works of art are located in the US Post Office building.

Prosser, WA Post Office
"Mail Train in the 80's" - oil on canvas
by Ernest Norling (1937)
photograph taken by Art Rupert

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

Many thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photograph.

For photographs of post office exteriors, check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at:

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