New Deal/WPA Art in Brewton, Alabama

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

Brewton, AL Post Office
"Logging" - missing*
by John Von Wicht (1939)

Image courtesy of the USPS

*This image is from the National Archives. According to a Brewton local, the mural was painted over between 1965-1968. However, according to Dallan Wordekemper, Federal Preservation Officer, USPS, the mural was removed by the GSA in 1965.

Reference Source:
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 and mural status information. Check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at:

More information about the AL murals can be found at:

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