'Ohio Farmer' cartoons   Save
'Ohio Farmer' cartoons
Description: These two cartoons appeared in "The Ohio Farmer" on September 12 and 26, 1936. In the first, an elderly farmer rejects a salesman's corn harvesting machine in favor of an old-fashioned corn knife. He is unwilling to spend money "just to save a little work." At the end of an exhausting day in the fields, he has reconsidered and is calling the salesman to buy the machine. In the second cartoon, the same farmer and his two helpers are breaking their backs digging potatoes until he decides to buy a mechanized potato digger. Though still horse-drawn, this bit of technology makes his day much easier. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: 630_5_Oh5_v178_01
Subjects: Farming; Agricultural machinery; Agriculture--Ohio; Crops; Harvesting;
Places: Ohio