Clinton, TN 37716
Title of the artwork: “Farm and Factory”
Artists: Horace Day
Some people have told me that I’m never satisfied. I have also been described as a perfectionist. It’s true, I’m all of the above and then some. Now, let’s take a look at the Clinton, Tennessee Post Office and we’ll see another example my demanding personality.
Yes, I’m delighted the mural has been saved and moved to a location that can be enjoyed by all. However, it’s so far up the wall that even the locals don’t even know it’s there. While I was visiting and photographing this one a man stopped me to ask what I was doing. When I pointed out the mural his comment was “I never really noticed it”. I was happy to at least talk to one of the locals. We had a great conversation and he even gave me brief directions to the older original building in Clinton.
Don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not disgruntled or mad, I just think there could have been a little more thought into the placement of the mural. Bring it down past that blue border. Or maybe even tit it facing down so people can at least get a better view of it when looking up. Just a few suggestions from the Post office Freak.
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“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/05/2014 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz
- Living New Deal (www.livingnewdeal.org)
- (affiliate link): Tennessee Post Office Murals: Howard Hull