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Painting

Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm | Painting | Wisconsin Historical Society
A painting of a dairy farm, which was part of the State Fair Centennial mural.
DESCRIPTION
A painting of a dairy farm, which was part of the State Fair Centennial mural.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:103700
Creation Date: 1948
Creator Name:Hodgell, Robert O.
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:WHS Museum Collection
Genre:Painting
Original Format Type:paintings
Original Format Number:2010.156.1.8
Original Dimensions:unknown
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
See Image ID: 96150 for sketch. This mural scene was one of a series that formed the backdrop for a major agricultural exhibition at the Wisconsin Centennial Exposition at Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, August 7 to August 29, 1948. Eight mural segments formed a continuous scene depicting the Wisconsin natural and agricultural landscapes from 1848. Six mural segments formed a contemporary 1948 Wisconsin farm scene. However, each segment can stand alone as a scene. For this scene, the artists depicted the modern farmstead with a neat and well-kept house, yard, and buildings, including, by 1948, the familiar large red dairy barn and tall silo. The old milk can holding up the mailbox provides a sentimental touch - a common scene along rural Wisconsin roads.
SUBJECTS
Dairying
Fields (Agriculture)
Hay
Silos
Barns
Plants
Shrubs
Trees
Farmhouses
Garages
Yards
Farm buildings
Farms
Fences
Land use, Rural
Automobiles
Roads
Trucks

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