New Deal Art in Carrollton, Alabama

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

The Carrollton, AL Post Office and Agriculture Building was built in 1940. It has a mural entitled "Farm Scene with Senator Bankhead" painted in 1943 by Stuart R. Purser. (note: Senatory Bankhead
was the father of Talullah Bankhead, actress)

Many thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photographs.

If you want to view the exterior of a post office, check out the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Photo page at:

More info about the AL murals can be found at:

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