Thursday, February 17, 2011

1950's Farm Photo: Unloading Corn

Unloading a Wagon of Corn
Photographic Negative. In the image a load of corn is being unloaded into a corn crib. The person working in the wagon is identified as Edward Garretson. On the ground, next to the wagon is (possibly) Edward Garretson's father. This corn was harvested using a corn picker. (1950-1965?) source: Plowline Images of Rural New York
(Thursday is Luddite Day at bpa)


  1. You make me appreciate Thursdays much more than I used to. Being a Luddite has never been such a pleasure. Thanks!

  2. What, no Ted Kooser lines to go with this?

  3. May have been the 50s and 60s but I did alot of the same thing as a kid in the 70s on our farms in Iowa!

  4. Sorry but I don't have a Kooserism for this one.

    When I looked at this photo, I thought of a photo in one of my family albums that is a similar scene. In that photo my father and uncle are standing in a cloud of dust next to the corn wagon.

    Everyone used to put ears in the crib back then to save drying and storage costs for some (or all) of the crop. It seems like most of it is shelled in the field now.

  5. Speaking of Kooser, what do you think of the idea of "Local Wonders, The Musical"?

    Check this out:

  6. DB
    Local Wonders, the musical. Interesting. I had not heard of that! Sounds like it might be fine.