Saint Louis, MO 63155
Title of the artwork: “Commerce and Trade”
Artists: Edward Millman
Welcome to part 3 of a 10 part series featuring the Saint Louis main post office. For the past two days we have been showcasing the murals inside this mammoth building. Since there are over 9 murals I’ve decided to highlight them each individually. Today’s mural is titled “Commerce and Trade” and was done by Edward Millman.
This panel portrays the extremely important role of Missouri in our early national life. The commerce and trade originating in the Missouri territory were vital factors in the development of the frontiers west of the Mississippi.
To the left is a Missouri pack train on the Santa Fe Trail. In the center, a group of fur trappers are unloading their skins. To the right is Manuel Lisa, the most noted of the early fur traders in Missouri, who bought furs from trappers along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Tune in tomorrow for the next mural titled “The Territory of Missouri”
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“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 8/10/2012 by David, Post Office Freak
- (affiliate link) Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal: [Hardcover] Marlene Park, Gerald E. Markowitz