Links and Resources on barns and barn murals
Here’s a New York Times article about Iowa’s crumbling barns.
Patriotic themes are popular subjects for painted barns around the country.
Around 1890, painted advertisements began showing up on barns. The most common ads were for Mail Pouch chewing tobacco.
There are quite a number of barn quilts in Grundy County, Iowa. Here’s their website with lots of pictures.