Carthage, IL 62321
Title of the artwork: “Pioneer Tilling the Soil and Building Log Cabin”
Artists: Karl Kelpe
January 11, 2012
Another post office on my two-day road trip in Illinois. The corner-stone on the front of the building indicates the following. Henry Morgenthau Jr. as secretary of the treasury. James A. Farley as postmaster general, Louis A. Simon as supervising architect and George O. Von Nerta as supervising engineer.
Thanks for reading.
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 1/11/2012 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.