Threshing on a Mentor farm photograph   Save
Threshing on a Mentor farm photograph
Description: This photograph shows a group of men at harvest time on the Goodhold farm in Mentor, Ohio, in the 1930s, and documents the increasing mechanization of farming that took place in the 20th century. Although horses were still being used as motive power for the wagons to bring wheat from the fields, steam power is being used for threshing, the process of separating the wheat from the chaff. This photograph was to be included in the Cleveland Guide, one of several guides on selected American cities to be published by the Federal Writers' Project. The Federal Writers' Project was a Depression-era program created to employ writers, under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administation. Most of the work for the Cleveland Guide was complete when the program was abolished in 1943, but the Cleveland Guide was not published. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1038AV_B01F04_01
Subjects: Agriculture--Ohio; Agricultural machinery; Farming; Federal Writers' Project;
Places: Mentor (Ohio); Lake County (Ohio)