Shows Benton at work in preparation for a mural. UPI photo.
Identification on accompanying label (typewritten): Meticulously, Benton fills in every detail in the preliminary paintings for the mural, which will depict the early days of the U.S. west. Independence, site of the Truman library, was a celebrated jumping-off place for pioneer wagon trains.
Thomas Hart Benton, 1959 / unidentified photographer. Louise Bruner papers, 1945-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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