the living new deal
The other day, thanks to my friend Doug Henwood, I discovered The Living New Deal, a project that maps the public works created during The New Deal. Check out these murals around Wyoming (text is from The Living New Deal website):
“Chuck Wagon Serenade,” was painted by Manuel A. Bromberg in 1940. It was a winner of the Treasury Section’s 48-State Post Office Mural Competition. (Greybull, Wyoming post office)
Oil on canvas, 10′ 5′. “The Fertile Land Remembers”, by Louise Emerson Ronnebeck (1901-1980). (Casper, Wyoming Post Office)
“Young Grizzly Bears” were created by Gladys Caldwell Fisher and installed in 1941. They flank the front entrance to the main Yellowstone post office.
The Kemmerer post office contains three oil on canvas murals painted by Eugene Kingman in 1938 with Treasury Section funding. This is “Excavation.”