Farm Life, 1940, artist Robert Larter. Oswego Post Office
Unlike WPA art, Section Art was funded by the Section of Fine Arts in the U.S. Treasury Department. The “Section” selected high quality art to decorate public buildings thereby making it accessible to all people. The subject of each usually was based on the history or economy of the local community. Originally, 29 Section Art works adorned Kansas public buildings.
Cattlemen's Picnic, 1942, artist Jessie Wilbur, Kingman Post Office
Cowboys Driving Cattle, 1941, artist Kenneth Evett, Caldwell Post Office
Cattle Round Up, 1938, artist Vance Kirkland, Eureka Post Office
Section Art remains in the following 21 Kansas post offices: Anthony, Augusta, Belleville, Burlington, Caldwell, Council Grove, Eureka, Fredonia, Goodland, Halstead, Herington, Hoisington, Horton, Hutchinson, Kingman, Lindsborg, Neodesha, Oswego, Russell, Sabetha, and Seneca.
Many of these post offices are older so it's like a trip to another era.
We hope this little tidbit about post office art helps you Get Kansas!
From the road, KE #2 Marci Penner