"Design for Mural, Snohomish, Washington,
By Lance W. Hart for the Treasury Department Section of Fine Arts, ca.
Watercolor on paper
8 1/2 " x 8"
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Public Buildings
Post Office Mural Designs: Snohomish,
Washington Among the New Deal's most familiar legacies are
the hundreds of murals painted on the walls of post offices throughout
the United States. Most of the post office murals were commissioned by
the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts through national and regional
competitions to which artists submitted their designs. As their designs
progressed, winning artists were required to send sketches to the section.
Lance W. Hart dispatched this illustration to Washington, DC, for approval.
It would eventually become his mural, Construction of a Skid Row
in the 80s, which still decorates the lobby of the Snohomish, Washington,