"Waiting for the Mail" by James Calder
In 1938, James Calder painted the oil-on-canvas mural "Waiting for the Mail." The colorful mural hangs above the Postmaster door in the historic Grand Ledge Post Office. It is said that Calder's mural is the ideal portrayal of the American family after the New Deal was sealed. It was a time when Henry Ford had done the impossible connecting the agricultural world with the urban landscape; creating a new and exciting time for both industries. The mural depicts the interdependence between our nation's farmers, and the manufacturing and transportation industries.