New Deal/WPA Art in Fairfield, 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 Fairfield, AL Post Office has an oil on canvas mural entitled "Spirit of Steel" painted by Frank Hartley Anderson in 1938.

Frank Hartley Anderson was born on June 10, 1890 in Boston, MA; he died on April 17, 1947. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Harvard University.

Photographs taken by David P. Smith

Thanks to Jimmy Emerson who contributed the photographs.

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