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Maxine Albro | fresco | 10 feet by 42 feet In this well-balanced scene of California's agricultural life, 1934, the artist shows the riches reaped from the soil: at left are workers in the flower industry wearing what were at that time called "beach pajamas." Prominent among them, holding the calla lilies, is Helen Clement Mills, assistant to Gordon Langdon. She shows the summer sun along with other seasons favorable to California agriculture. The lugboxes feature the NRA (National Recovery Administration) eagle.  California