Art of the Stamp
From the Collection of the United States Postal Services



Rural America:
Wheat Fields and Train

Gouache on board

Artist: John Falter

Art director: Stevan Dohanos
First day of issue: August 16, 1974

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Wheat fields and modern technology compete for the viewer’s eye in this evocative Rural America stamp from 1974. John Falter, who was best known for his Saturday Evening Post covers depicting small towns and country settings, derived inspiration for this scene from his own Nebraska childhood.


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