Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Love WPA Art

I know it's not technically MCM. But I just love this stuff. This mural is in the ca. 1929 Montevallo, AL post office:

WPA art

I understand the funding for these murals wasn't always through WPA, but that is how they are known. Here is a link to other depression-era art in Alabama's libraries,post offices and courthouses:


  1. Wow, that looks a lot like the mural in the San Mateo, CA post office!

  2. Jen,

    Our office (led by Birmingham Modernist John Fuller) has entered a contemporary sustainable design competition and is one of 12 finalists out of over 400! I love your blog, and the design might make a good post. Also, we're looking for votes to help our design win. Here's a link to the entry:

    and I'd love to send you better quality images if you like (

    Thanks for your terrific blog!

  3. Me too! I love it too!!!