What political messages do the Post Office murals convey?
I think that the Post Office mural movement that comes out of the New Deal carries with it significant political messages. Consider the words of Harry Hopkins, Roosevelt's relief administrator:
During this time government-created agencies supported the arts in unprecedented ways. As Harry Hopkins, Roosevelt's relief administrator said in response to criticism of federal support for the arts, '[artists] have got to eat just like other people."
This would be one of the dominant...
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