Kemmerer Post Office

Eugene Kingman painted three murals of the Post Office in Kemmerer, Wyoming. These murals depict archeological excavations in this area of Wyoming.

Excavation

Workers excavating a mastodon from the fossil bed. This mural hangs on the left wall of the Kemmerer Post Office.

DETAILS
  • Title: Excavation
  • Group Title: Kemmerer Post Office
  • Category: Murals
  • Year: 1938
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Location: Post Office - Kemmerer, WY

Excavation (Details)

Details from the "Excavation" mural, showing a landscape of the region around Kemmerer from the mural's upper right corner, and two of the tools -- a brush and a pick -- used by the archeologists.

DETAILS
  • Title: Excavation (Details)
  • Group Title: Kemmerer Post Office
  • Category: Murals
  • Year: 1938

Cretaceous Landscape

Mastodon bones excavated from the Kemmerer fossil beds, along with an imagined reconstruction of the mastodon and other prehistoric animals. Below these images is a strip showing the landscape around Kemmerer. This mural is positioned above the service windows and to the left. Below the mural you can see the names of stops along the railroad that reaches Kemmerer.

DETAILS
  • Title: Cretaceous Landscape
  • Group Title: Kemmerer Post Office
  • Category: Murals
  • Year: 1938
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

Tertiary Aquatic Life

Marine animals whose fossils were excavated from the Kemmerer fossil beds. The strip at the bottom of the mural continues the Kemmerer landscape shown in the adjoining mural. This mural is positioned above the service windows and to the right. Below the mural you can see additional names of stops along the railroad through Kemmerer.

DETAILS
  • Title: Tertiary Aquatic Life
  • Group Title: Kemmerer Post Office
  • Category: Murals
  • Year: 1938
  • Medium: Oil on canvas