Murals by Helen Katharine Forbes seen at Merced Post Office, Merced, CA, Merced - Jedediah Smith Crossing the Merced River
Murals by Helen Katharine Forbes seen at Merced Post Office, Merced, CA, Merced - Jedediah Smith Crossing the Merced River
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Item Jedediah Smith Crossing the Merced River

Jedediah Smith Crossing the Merced River

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The historic post office and Federal Building in Merced, California, houses multiple examples of New Deal artwork, among which is "Jedediah Smith Crossing the Merced River" (tempera-on-plaster mural; 6′ x 8′ ). The work, by Helen Forbes, was commissioned by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.