New Deal/WPA Art in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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 mural is currently "missing."
It is thought that the entire wall with the mural was cut out in the late
1970s - early 1980's when the old
These images are courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.
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 and information.
Check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at: http://www.postmarks.org/photos
© 2005 Nancy Lorance
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