Tennessee Post Office Murals
The united states government commissioned over 1,100 murals for the embellishment of post offices nationwide. Tennessee received 30 of these murals. After nearly 86 years, the story of their existence is elusive and often overlooked. Gates's research of the correspondence between the artists and government tells the stories of how the murals were developed and eventually installed in small towns throughout Tennessee.
Tennessee Post Office Murals is packed with fascinating details:
- 123 full-color images of the murals
- 54 images of the buildings and cornerstones
- Full-color map with the location of each town
- The history and story of each mural
Written to educate and to promote these wonderful Depression-era works of art and buildings, Tennessee Post Office Murals is a must-have for any New Deal, history, or post office enthusiast. If you've ever been to any of the 28 post offices written about here and asked yourself, Why is there a mural in the lobby or Who is the artist who painted the mural on the wall, this is the book for you.
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