Next in the series of state illustrations comes Indiana, which of course had to include the Indy 500 as well as some corn. The state flower is the peony. For some reason I assumed that states would have native species for state symbols, but as it turns out that is not the case at all. And mysteriously, Indiana is known as the “Hoosier State,” and no one seems to be able to agree on the reason.
References and notes:
- Race car reference: Joe Dawson winning the 1912 Indianapolis 500 race, by Bain News Service (publisher.) May 30, 1912. Public domain by copyright expiration.
- There was also a collector’s stamp to celebrate the centennial year of the race which was created with the same reference image I used: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/commemorative-indy-500-stamp-available-at-post-offices/?_r=0
- This work was created for Mocavo, inc, which holds all rights to the image and has generously allowed me to post for non-commercial promotional purposes only.