Carmi, IL 62821
Title of artwork: “Service to the Farmer”
Artists: Davenport Griffen
Today’s featured post office is Carmi. Another great looking building. This one also happens to be another one of those with the Plane, Train and Ship on the exterior top facade of the building.
Photographing the full mural was a challenge. The lobby light fixture hangs down right in front, making it difficult to get an un-obstructed photograph. I did my best, what do you think? Taking the close-up’s I’m able to bring you a better idea and complete picture. How did I do?
What can you tell me about the artist? Do you know if the artist used a specific farm or family for the subject of this piece? Please share and comment below.
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“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 5/24/2014 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- (affiliate link) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.
- (affiliate link) Let’s Look for Mail Delivery in Illinois Post Offices: [Soft Cover] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.