Artwork for even the smaller Texas post offices
Artists had to place bids to every proposal, SMU professor Otis Dozier won the bid for the Arlington, Texas, post office located between Dallas and Fort Worth. Dozier suggested a painting something showing picking cotton or maybe picking pecans. Since there was a Federally funded Pecan research grove in Arlington, the pecan idea won.
It was a perfect fit with professor O.S. Gray cloning ways to modify the native Texas pecan into something producing larger nuts and today those modified pecans are what we see today in the store.
The Worthington Bank bought the old post office in downtown Arlington and initially preserved the post office decor, photos taken in 2012 show the mural, which had hung over the postmasters office since 1941. The bank has since been remodeled and decided to donated it to the Amon Carter Museum in Fort worth.
After restoration the mural now proudly hangs across from the gift shop.