Post Office Mural – Tipton IA

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Description

“In the post office of Tipton, Iowa, high above the heads of those who come to weigh their packages and buy stamps, hangs a mural. Titled “Cattle,” and painted in 1940 by John V. Bloom, it’s a warm, bucolic scene, with a farmer tipping a bucket into a trough to feed his contented pigs. This is a gentle farm and harmonious barnyard, where tidy stacks of hay dot the field, black-and-white chickens gaze reverentially at their master, and cattle patiently wait for supper. Corncobs and stalks litter the yard, but the neatly painted red barn and fence make it clear that this farmer prides himself on order.”

(www.etsy.com)

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http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/public-art-the-legacy-of-the-new-deal/
http://www.wpamurals.com/iowa.htm

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Location Info


512 Lynn St.
Tipton, IA 52772

Location notes: Lobby

Coordinates: 41.770154, -91.129795

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