Picture Re-creation: American Gothic

Back in 2011, my family journeyed to the fabled Iowa State Fair, a delightful conglomeration of colorful rides, grape-stomping contests (my siblings and I placed third out of three), and fried foods on sticks. On the way there, I asked to stop in Eldon, Iowa, home of the Dibble House.

What’s the Dibble House? It is the white home with the iconic Gothic window that Grant Wood immortalized in his 1930 masterpiece American Gothic. The American Gothic House Center provides replica costumes and pitchforks so that tourists can snap their own versions of American Gothic in front of the actual house. This experience was a true highlight of our vacation in the heartland.

Without further ado, I present to you my first-ever picture recreation!


Fun fact: Did you know that the woman is meant to be the man’s daughter? I, like the rest of the world, fancied her his wife. Well, in this photo, I’m his sister.


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