Thursday, October 11, 2012

Depression Era Art In The Forest Pk. Post Office

This nice little station on Des Plaines Ave. is looking for a buyer they no longer deliver the mail out of here but it is open for window services. Inside is a lovely oil painting mural. It was painted by Miriam McKinnie (Hofmeier) is entitled The White Fawn and was done through a Treasury Dept grant in 1940. The painting takes us back to a time when small boats would go up and down the nearby Des Plaines River. Here is a link to a site that provides information on other public depression era government art. http://www.wpamurals.com/ilpost.html

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