Thursday, November 3, 2011

1941 Ansel Adams Photo of Corn in Arizona on an Indian Farm

Looking across rows of corn, cliff in background, "Corn Field, Indian Farm near Tuba City, Arizona, in Rain, 1941."
by Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Photo: U.S. National Archives


  1. Kay…I always find fascinating stuff on your blog. Or maybe I am the only one who has an interest in this stuff? Beyond the aesthetics of this photo, I wonder what people see? The documentation of the old cross-checkerboard type cultivation of a corn field…the open pollinated corn breeds…and where is the rain mentioned in the caption…or maybe it has just rained?

  2. James,
    I'm glad you loved this photo as much as I did. (I think it just rained.) Perhaps, ya-think they maybe had some corn varieties that were drought-tolerant that mother nature had provided them?

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