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New Deal WPA Works in Attica, Indiana

Attica, Indiana Post Office: Site of a New Deal Mural

Attica, Indiana Post Office: Site of a New Deal Mural

You can find more than stamps at your local, small town post office like Attica, Indiana where you’ll discover a Depression-era mural!

Look up at the wall at this Fountain County post office and prepare to be amazed.

New Deal WPA Works in Attica, Indiana

The mural found inside the lovely Attica, Indiana Post Office is Trek of the Covered Wagon to Indiana.

I love the colors used in this one! The expression of the woman carrying the baby, well, any mother out there knows just how she feels.

It’s so soft and yet strong all at the same time. Maybe you will be as surprised to learn that the artist, Reva Jackman, was a woman!

Attica, Indiana Post Office Mural

Reva Jackman, according to the Illinois Artists Project website, was born in 1892 in Kansas. Apparently she studied in Paris and exhibited her works of art there as well as a gallery or two in Chicago and New York.

The Attica, Indiana Post Office mural wasn’t her only one–she painted another oil on canvas in Bushnell, Illinois.

She was also an art teacher.

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New Deal WPA Works Mural in Attica, Indiana

New Deal WPA Works Mural in Attica, Indiana

I’ve heard that these Post Office murals receiving funding by something other than the WPA. Some sort of Treasury department program. Either way, I love it!

Isn’t it amazing all the neat things you can find in a small Indiana town?

If you found this article interesting, please “like” it and share it with your friends! Have you noticed the WPA murals in a Post Office near you? Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner and Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 9 and 5) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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