140. Theme 315 ~Symbols~

Roman numerals…

This photo is part of the Main Post Office in Manhattan. It’s famous for bearing the slogan – “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” although I don’t think that’s applicable these days!  HERE is a link if you want to check it out. Click on the photo to enlarge it– it’s an absolutely gorgeous building.

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Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 6:00 AM  Comments (6)  
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9. Theme 126 ~Mural~

This amazing mural is on a wall in a Post Office. It was painted in 1937 by artist Thomas Donnelly under a program started by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression called the Works Progress Administration.  More info on the WPA Artist’s Project is  HERE if you’re interested or HERE to see if there are any WPA projects in your area. I noticed this mural on several occasions and when I asked the Postmaster if I could photograph it, he explained a bit about it.  It’s actually oil on canvas that’s affixed to the wall.  It’s obviously of the George Washington Bridge and a very different looking New York skyline.  If you noticed there’s no lower level, well that’s because the lower level wasn’t built and opened until 1962. (It is wittily named Martha!)WPA Mural

Click here for a larger view

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