Murals by Henrietta Shore seen at United States Postal Service - Aptos, Aptos - Cabbage Culture

Cabbage Culture

Embellishing the United States Postal Service - Aptos are these four oil on canvas murals by Henrietta Shore. It depicts Santa Cruz’s industry: “Cabbage Farming,” “Limestone Quarries,” “Artichoke,” and “Fishing.
The vivid paintings show limestone quarry workers, men picking artichokes and fishermen at the water's edge. One of the paintings, titled Cabbage Culture, shows three farm workers, one of them bent over as if the weight of the world was on his shoulders.