I’ve been thinking that some exploration of the public works of the New Deal might be useful. And right away, I stumbled upon a program I’d never heard of. Under the auspices of the Treasury Department, TRAP placed murals in post offices around the country.
Mexican muralist (& “class warrior”) Diego Rivera was an important inspiration for the project. This is one of his works from Mexico City.
He was commissioned to do a mural at Rockefeller Center, but that didn’t work out so well. JD’s spawn objected to VI Lenin appearing in the work, and ordered it destroyed. A smaller version was recreated in Mexico.
Cross-posted at Daily Kos