Mural from Florence Post Office Featured on New Stamps

Antelope by Olive Rush

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. One of the stamps will feature the mural "Antelope" done by artist Olive Rush. It's one of several murals she was commissioned to paint in the '30's and '40's at public buildings in Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico. "Antelope" features a herd of pronghorn. It hangs in the lobby of the Florence Post Office.

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