Depression era post office murals to be celebrated on Forever stamp

The Piggott Post Office was chosen as the location the Postal Service will celebrate its history of post office lobby governmentcommissioned artworks from the 1930’s and 1940’s. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 11 a.m.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration commissioned artwork in post offices across the nation to provide jobs to artists and to help boost the morale of Americans during the Great Depression. The U. S. Postal Service is paying homage to Depression era post office murals through a series of Forever stamps featuring five lobby paintings.

The Forever stamps are to be priced at the First-Class Mail rate in five mural designs, in a pane of 10 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide April 10, 2019 at the first-dayof-issue event in Piggott, which is free and open to the public. Art Director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

 

 

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