New Deal/WPA Art in Tuscumbia, Alabama

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

Tuscumbia, AL Post Office
"Chief Tuscumbia Greeting the Dickson Family" - mural
by Jack McMillen (1939)
(The mural still hangs in the old Post Office building which at this time is vacant. There are plans to turn the building into a Museum.)

Images courtesy of the USPS

Reference Source:
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!

Look for photographs of Post Office exteriors at the Post Mark Collectors Club (PMCC) Post Office photo page:

More information about the Alabama murals can be found at:

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