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COVER UP: Historical Murals in Post Offices Being Removed In 12 States

Long Staple Cotton mural detail

From Postlandia: Internal emails reveal that an “artwork workgroup” of high-level United States Postal Service (USPS) officials, including attorneys and USPS’s Federal Preservation Officer, has directed facilities and maintenance personnel to cover up 80-year-old murals housed at 16 post offices spanning 12 states. USPS is considering the murals’ outright removal, many of which show life in the 18th and 19th century … (click to read more)

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