: Photograph of a threshing scene showing workmen, a steam traction engine, a thresher, and a wagon drawn by oxen. The photograph is believed to have been taken in the vicinity of South Zanesville, Ohio, ca. 1890. Threshing (or thrashing, as it was once called) refers to the separating of grain from the chaff of harvested wheat. With the development of mechanical threshing machines, the process became steadily less labor-intensive, but still required laborers as seen here. A traction engine is a self-propelled and steam-powered piece of equipment used to transport loads and provide power for agricultural use. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC801_03 Subjects
: Agriculture; Agricultural laborers; Farm equipment; Food production; Wheat; Places
: South Zanesville (Ohio); Muskingum County (Ohio)