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The Section (U.S. Treasury Section of Fine Arts) was one of a number of relief projects undertaken during the Depression that had a direct and lasting impact on Alabama.
Its major goal was work relief for artists but it also had goals relating to the production and placement of quality art in small towns across the United States.
In Alabama they produced twenty-four murals and sculptures for post offices and a courthouse. Twenty-three of these works still exist today.
The major work of the Section lasted from 1934-1942.