Amazing muralsPosted: December 2, 2014
My dad, who deserves to be on the cover of Fantastic Man magazine, sends me a link to this Boston Globe story about WPA projects of the ’30s that live on, like this Ross Moffett mural in a Somerville, MA post office:
My dad’s fav is Coit Tower, in San Francisco, done by a ton of folks:
This map, from The Living New Deal, is awesome.
Me, I’m a murals guy, so that’s what I’m looking at. Orange Pickers, in the Fullerton CA post office by Paul Julian, is the sexiest one I can find:
The Oceanside post office has a good one by the wonderfully named Elise Seeds, here’s a detail:
Man, the coastal post offices of SoCal are truly blessed. In San Pedro, Fletcher Martin depicted “Mail Transportation”:
Down at Dana Middle School in San Pedro is “The Life And Travels Of Richard Henry Dana” by Adrien Machefort:
Let’s leave California for a moment and observe The Two Rivers in the Rome, GA post office by Peter Blume:
Alaskan Landscape in the (old) federal courthouse in Anchorage, AK by Arthur Kerrick:
Point Loma, at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA by Charles Reiffel:
How about the Lost Continents of Atlantis and Mu, at the Aquatic Park bathhouse in San Francisco, by Hilaire Hiler?:
Or Origin And Development of the Name Of California, by Lucile Lloyd?:
Here is the freakin’ motherlode, really: SDSU has a Flickr of the murals in California.