Tag Archives: Art

Latinos Featured in New Deal Post Office Murals

During the New Deal, the Treasury Department commissioned murals for local post offices, a number of which provided links to Mexican American workers or early Spanish explorers. Continue reading

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Julio de Diego and Xavier Gonzalez Painted Post Office Murals

Two Spanish Americans, Julio de Diego and Zavier Gonzalez, painted mural in local offices during the New Deal. Continue reading

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Roosevelt, Wallace and Iowa Latinos

President Franklin D. Roosevelt arranged for the Democratic National Convention to nominate Henry A. Wallace as his vice presidential runningmate in 1940. Wallace was an Iowa farmer who had served two terms as FDR’s Secretary of Agriculture The campaign released … Continue reading

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