In going along with all of my posts about the USPS today, here’s one that I missed somehow. In the same Esquire article that explains why we can’t live without the USPS, there’s also a link to this slideshow of images showing some of the many Post Office Murals that now line post offices. Art like this was commissioned during the Great Depression to bolster support for the US economy and lift spirits. Since US Post Offices were literally in just about every town in the US, these were seen as some of the primary spots for such artwork.
The artwork shown here is from a book called Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal (which unfortunately is out of print).
See more murals inside.