New Deal/WPA Art in Salem, West Virginia

This Post Office mural was funded by the Section of Fine Arts under the Treasury Department and not the WPA.

Salem, WV Post Office
"Visions of the Development of Salem" - oil on canvas
Berni Glasgow (1942)

Image courtesy of the USPS

Photograph taken by Vida J. Roy, Postmaster

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

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who sent the photograph!

Look for photographs of Post Office exteriors at the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Post Office photo page:

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