Brookfield, IL 60513
Title of the artwork: “Means of Mail Transportation”
Artists: Edouard Chassaing
Type: Plaster Relief
My initial visit to the Brookfield Illinois Post Office was on January 24th of this year, it was a Sunday. If you are familiar with Chicago-land winters it gets cold this time of year. However, I was determined to get out of the house and be productive taking photographs. It didn’t occur to me that I should check the hours before heading out, so I didn’t, but when we arrived found the doors locked.
Crap! I said to myself, I guess I’ll have to come back. And that is exactly what I did, I return the following Saturday so that I could get inside and take pictures of the artwork. Why do I do this? For all of you my loyal readers of course. You may than, me by leaving comments and praise below. LOL.
Thanks for stopping
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 1/24/2013 and 1/30/2013 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- Living New Deal at (http://www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.