The latest issue of Life magazine hits newsstands. This issue features a story about a new nine-panel mural of St. Louis history debuted at the city’s post office by artists Edward Millman and Mitchell Siporin. “Even the talk of the people, which is neither so sharp as Eastern talk nor so soft as Southern, carries clear traces of the past,” the article notes.

Photo credit: Post Office and Chemical Buildings, St. Louis, Missouri. Aug. 1. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,