The Post Office, by David Gilmore Blythe, c. 1860-63.
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Oil on canvas of a large stone Post Office building, with a large arched entrance, depicts a crowded general delivery window as its central focus/ A lady in a pink hoop dress in the central figure as other patrons crowd the window.

Credit: Courtesy of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Museum Purchase

One of the greatest painters of the rough and rugged people of the American frontier, David Gilmore Blythe (1815-1865) satirized the foibles of everyday Americans in the decades preceding the American Civil War.

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