The Postal Service recently announced the unveiling of five stamps honoring Post Office Murals from around the country. One of them is in Piggott, Arkansas where we will unveil the stamp on April 10. The whole town will be there for this national event.
The Postal Service will celebrate its Post Office lobby government-commissioned artworks from the 1930’s and 1940’s by featuring five lobby paintings on stamps. During this era, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration commissioned artwork in Post Offices across the nation to provide jobs to artists and illustrate the history and culture of local communities across America.
In the 1930s and 1940s, murals brought a touch of beauty to Post Offices across the United States. These works of art were designed to help boost the morale of Americans during the Great Depression.
This pane of 10 stamps features five different murals. On the stamp art, the town or city and state in which the work of art is located is printed underneath each mural. The murals included are: “Kiowas Moving Camp” (1936), Anadarko, OK; “Mountains and Yucca” (1937), Deming, NM; “Antelope” (1939), Florence, CO; “Sugarloaf Mountain” (1940), Rockville, MD; and “Air Mail” (1941), Piggott, AR.