Shelbyville, IL 62565
Title of the artwork: “Shelby County Fair – 1900”
Artists: Lucia Wiley
This was a special trip we made during the summer of 2015. I was delighted to have my wife and son accompany me. We had a nice enjoyable weekend. Our initial plan was to camp out, but the weather turned and we spent the night in a hotel.
So this would be the first article that features a cameo with my son in the lobby. He is kind of hard to spot since his close blend in with the colors of the lobby. But that is indeed him checking out the display cabinet. I wonder when he grows up if he will be interested in post office buildings and art. Only time will tell.
I love the colors of this mural. I also like that it comes down past the bulletin boards. (see images). I’ve seen several like this and often wonder what was going through the artist’s mind when they did this? I wonder if this was part of the requirement.
Kudos to the staff of this building for keeping it so well maintained.
Does anyone know the meaning or thought process by painting around the bulletin boards? Please comment and share below.
Thanks for stopping by
“Used with the permission of the United States Postal Service®. All rights reserved.”
- Personal visit on 9/5/2015 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) A Guide to Depression Era Art in Illinois Post Offices: [Pamphlet] Mary Emma Thompson, PH. D.