Rural America: Wheat Fields and Train

Illustration of a train on tracks in the middle of a wheat field and three combines harvesting wheat in the background

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

Gouache on board

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.

Art of the Stamp

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