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Deming Post Office mural gets its own stamp

April 9, 2019

A mural on a post office wall in Deming is getting its own postage stamp.

The U.S. Postal Service announced that an oil-on-canvas mural, painted during the Roosevelt administration, is one of five stamps honoring post office murals from around the country. Others include works in Florence, Colo.; Piggott, Ark.; Anadarko, Okla.; and Rockville, Md.

The mural was painted by Kenneth Miller Adams, who was part of the Taos Society of Arts. He completed murals in Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico, and also held teaching positions at several schools, including the University of New Mexico. He died in Albuquerque in 1966.

“Mountains and Yuccas” depicts Cookes Range just north of Deming and was completed in 1937. It was part of the Public Works of Art Project, a New Deal program aimed to employ artists.