In the 1930s and 40s, as the US struggled to recover from the depression, the US government did something marvelous. It paid artists to make art. Oh, dreamy utopia! A world where fine artists are valued enough to be able to feed themselves. (sighs and pretends someone didn’t recently warn, on national television, that electing a democrat president would result in a utopia — as though utopia were a fiery hell instead of a paradise)
As part of the New Deal, artists were hired to paint murals celebrating (mainly) American life in Post Offices throughout the country. One such artist was a man named Orr C. Fisher. He painted two Post Office murals depicting an idyllic (that still means nice, right?) rural, American life with fairs and farming and animal husbandry (I wonder what the RNC could do with that word…): The Corn Parade and Evening on the Farm.