Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

USPS Post Office Murals & Sculptures

 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 11 / Views: 2,129Next Topic  
Pillar Of The Community
United States
788 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   06:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add acanalizo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The latest USPS Bulletin says there are more than 1200 murals and 200 sculptures in post offices nationwide that provide artistic links to U.S. history. Here are a few examples:


https://www.google.com/search?q=USP...1344&bih=694
Send note to Staff
Albert

Pillar Of The Community
United States
591 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   08:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add centerstage98 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great link .. thanks for sharing.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Canada
2574 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   10:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add timbres667 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
82 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wash 500 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
5880 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I helped remove one from a closed PO in Wisconsin.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
APS Member #: 222539 AAPE, Maplewood Stamp Club (MN), Northern Philatelic Society, US Philatelic Classics Society, Auxiliary Markings Club, Canal Zone Study Group, Minnesota Postal History Society
Bedrock Of The Community
United States
12128 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   5:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's more on the WPA Murals (many of which are in post offices ... and a link to the post office locations where murals remain in place):

http://www.wpamurals.com/
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Rest in Peace
United States
4052 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   10:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was photographing my post office for the philatelic database ...

... http://www.philatelicdatabase.co/po...-11421-2014/ ...

... and, for the first time, bothered to *read* the plaque out front ...

... whereupon I went back inside to look at the mural, which I saw any number of times in my youth, and yet again in the past ~year, and never like, you know, noticed ...

... and could not photograph because the camera battery died after capturing the plaque.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Bedrock Of The Community
United States
12128 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   10:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A link to the Woodhaven Post Office mural is shown here:

https://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/...-jamaica-ny/
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Rest in Peace
United States
4052 Posts
Posted 04/17/2014   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
wt1: gawd, you're quick.

I think I did a better job on the plaque, myself.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
2859 Posts
Posted 05/10/2019   7:20 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Because of the recent USPS release showing some Post Office murals...



...I am sharing one that I finally noticed in the Concord MA PO:



Not sure if it is of WPA vintage...



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Valued Member
United States
63 Posts
Posted 05/13/2019   9:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add WheatCent to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I recently received the Post Office Murals sheet and I have to say it's quite beautiful. Unfortunately my post office locally does not have any murals. Instead I get to appreciate the ones you all post here!
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
Learn More...
United States
2859 Posts
Posted 05/16/2019   5:07 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I was hoping reviving this thread would get folks out to the PO with their cameras... or phones... or whatever

;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
  Previous TopicReplies: 11 / Views: 2,129Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.


Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2021 Stamp Community Forums
It took 0.2 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05