Goddess Ceres Takes a Trip
I think it was in 1928 that the state of Missouri put a statue of Ceres atop the dome of the capitol building. (Inside the building, the walls have panoramic murals by Thomas Hart Benton in scenes that include grain growing and other agriculture.) This past autumn the state removed Ceres in order to do huge amounts of maintenance on the building. Here is Ceres, flying --er, being hoisted-- through the air, with a state flag alternately flapping proudly, then wrapping her body.