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.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560