This image is of another year’s decorations on the front entrance of the Mitchell, South Dakota Corn Palace. Like many such images of this era, this is a colorized version of a black and white original photograph.
The description states:
THE WORLD’S ONLY CORN PALACE
MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA
This building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10,000 in natural colored grains and grasses. The annual festival is held the last week in September but the building is open FREE the year around. It is the most outstanding exhibit of nature’s wonderful colors blended into interesting designs and pictures by skilled decorators.
–The building is currently undergoing considerable remodeling to allow for larger murals and signage. The cars shown in the image indicate this photo is from the 1940s.