Local Industry, produced for the Jasper, Indiana Post Office competition, organized by Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Department (installed in Franklin, Indiana Post Office, 1940)

 
Local Industry, produced for the Jasper, Indiana Post Office competition, organized by Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Department (installed in Franklin, Indiana Post Office, 1940)
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  • Title :     Local Industry, produced for the Jasper, Indiana Post Office competition, organized by Section of Fine Arts, Treasury Department (installed in Franklin, Indiana Post Office, 1940)
  • Artist:     Jean Swiggett Artist
  • Accession:     XX1990.3224
  • Country:     United States San Diego California
  • Date:     1939
  • Dimensions:     Inches 17 38, Centimeters 43.2 96.5
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Paintings and Sculpture
  • Collection Theme:     Travel, Transportation, and Tourism
  • Subject:     Agriculture , Laborers/Workers , Railroads , Industry , WPA/Federal Arts Project , Figurative , New Deal
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1990.3224.JPG
  • Tags:     WPA and the New Deal~Travel, Transportation, and Tourism~Paintings and Sculpture
Description:
Tempera on Masonite mural study depicting a farmer with cornstalk and a miner(?) with pickaxe, farm and industry scene with railroad in background; the mural symbolizes agriculture on one side and industry on the other, linked in the background by the railroad and the post office; the separation of the groups and their absolute balance reinforce the equal importance of the two sides of the economy.