• Post Office Mural - Osceola IA
    New Deal mural entitled "Arrival of the First Train" painted in 1936 by Byron B. Boyd. Excerpt from Osceola post office mural, information sheet: "The excited citizens of Osceola are hailing the arrival of the first train, a dramatic moment in the history of the town. In the center foreground is a pile of logs for construction of a building we see partially built on the right. On the left in the background is a stage coach, symbol of the pioneer days soon to be supplanted by the railroad. Boyd was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1889. He graduated from Columbia University with...
  • Post Office Mural - Pella IA
    This post office houses a New Deal mural, "Hollanders Settle in Pella," depicting Pella's founder, Dominie Scholte, leading his people to Pella from the Netherlands. The mural was painted by Byron B. Boyd in 1938 with funds provided by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.