Post Office Mural – Poteau

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Address:  115 N. Witt St Poteau, OK 74953 County:  Leflore
Started:   Completed:  1940

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Description:

The post office contains a 1940 Treasury Section mural “Cotton” painted by Joan Cunningham. The image is a multi-scene view of cotton production that shows a large number of people involved in various aspects of production and shipping, the emphasis is on cotton, reputedly also about the domination of man on the land.

Sources:

  1. Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory Nomination
  2. The Living New Deal
  3. Park and Markowitz, Democratic Vistas, Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, 1984.
  4. http://www.wpamurals.com/oklahoma.htm
  5. https://www.artprice.com/artist/205240/joan-cunningham/biography

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