One of many murals in the ground floor lobby Bronx
General Post Office
created by Ben and Bernarda Shahn, working for the
US Treasury Section of Painting and Sculpture. The series is
called Resources of America
and it illustrates the nobility of the
American worker, inspired by the Walt Whitman poem I Hear America
. This mural shows the picking of cotton.
Shahn Murals, Lehman College.
Post Office Murals by American Realist Painter, Ben Shahn,
Artes Magazine, April 11, 2013.
- Raynor, Patricia, New
Deal Post Office Murals, Off The Wall Volume 6, Issue 4,
October-December 1997, Smithsonian
National Postal Museum.