Florence Post Office mural to be featured on stamp

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The U.S. Postal Service is introducing a new series of stamps celebrating post office lobby artwork across the country. This stamp features the Antel

A mural that hangs in the lobby of the Florence Post Office will now be featured on a U.S. postage stamp. 

The Postal Service is launching a new series of Forever stamps celebrating the government-commissioned artwork hanging in post office lobbies around the country. The works of art were commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s and 1940s in order to provide jobs to artists and illustrate the history and culture of local communities across America. 

One of these murals, “Antelope,” hangs in the lobby of the Florence Post Office. The mural was painted by artist Olive Rush in 1939. It features a herd of pronghorn, which are sometimes referred to as American antelope, according to the Postal Service. 

The stamp series will also feature murals from Anadarko, Oklahoma; Deming, New Mexico; Rockville, Maryland; and Piggott, Arkansas. 

The new stamps will be available starting April 10.

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