Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Deal Art

The Depression era fine arts inventory owned and controlled by the United States Postal Service was commissioned during the 1930s and 1940s under Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal.

We first talked about it here.

This image is from Hayward, WI, and was painted by Stella Harbos.

Your office might have one of these murals and I would love a photo of it.

E-mail it here along with any details you can gather.

Did you know there is a registry for new deal art? Go to and register your artwork and read about this fascinating bit of American history.

The Postal Service maintains a site here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What beautiful art work. I browsed through several states to get aquainted with these murals, etc. I will visit the local post offices in my state to see them in person.