I hope my five steadfast followers aren’t yet tired of the post office muralist theme. I’ll get back to postal service facts and tidbits eventually. There are a LOT of post office muralists.
The Bay Minette painting seems at first to have a fairly curious subject matter: moving day. However, the move was pretty controversial. Baldwin County, Alabama, has had four county seats. The third was Daphne. The people of Daphne were not at all keen about losing their county seat status to Bay Minette. In fact, they refused to turn over county records. Leaders from Bay Minette made up a story to lure the sheriff and his deputy away from Daphne and, while they were gone, took the records from Daphne to Bay Minette and thus the move was complete.
The illustrations on the card are inspired by other works of Hilton Leech. Can you find them?