New Mexico New Deal Sites June 2019 - Photo #24 - Albuquerque Federal Courthouse

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith Archive, US Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Photographed in April 2013 as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration.
United States Courthouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico: The mural Justice Tempered with Mercy by Emil Bisttram, which either is on the first floor[1] or "adorns the wall outside the District Courtroom on the sixth floor"[2]. Two smaller works are seen on either side over the doors: Cooperation and Strife[5].
  1. First floor WPA mural at entrance, at the U.S. Courthouse, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US Library of Congress website, accessed 12 July 2019. Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
  2. Federal Building and United States Courthouse (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Wikipedia, accessed 12 July 2019.
  3. Emil Bisttram, Wikipedia, accessed 12 July 2019. "Emil Bisttram was born in Hungary, near the Romanian border, in 1895. When he was 11 years old, he immigrated with his family to New York City, where they settled in the Lower East Side ... In 1931 he won a Guggenheim Fellowship to study mural painting. The fellowship enabled Bisttram to travel to Mexico where he studied mural painting with the world famous muralist Diego Rivera."
  4. Emil Bisttram website, accessed 12 July 2019: "He participated in government mural programs, and served as supervisor for Northern New Mexico for the Treasury Relief Art Project (TRAP)."
  5. Artist: Email Bisttram, Living New Deal website, accessed 12 July 2019.