|detail from "Cowboys Receiving the Mail"|
|"Cowboys Receiving the Mail"|
Otis Dozier, artist
Used with permission of the United States Postal Service©. All rights reserved.
I love this mural even though it is not an accurate depiction of cowboys - cowboy work is dirty and these fellas are just a little too clean! Plus the landscape depicts a dessert scene totally unlike the area around Giddings. But don't you just love the detail of the cowboy with his new fancy boots? Bet he was ready to go out dancing that night. But what about the poor guy on the horse? I can tell by his face that the letter he was hoping for did not come!
Click Here and scroll down a little to read an interesting account of how the mural's subject was chosen!