Cutting hay with horse-drawn cutter   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: This Wisconsin farmer is using an old horse-drawn cutter to harvest hay on his farm, photographed by Joe Munroe, 1947. In the years following World War II, farming technology advanced rapidly, and soon mechanized threshers would become the norm for harvesting crops. Joe Munroe's career began in 1939 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He served in the Air Force during World War II and then joined Cincinnati-based Farm Quarterly magazine. Though raised in Detroit, agriculture became an important subject of Joe's photographs. He moved to California in 1955 and free-lanced, taking magazine assignments and selling his own work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P400_B27_F576_JPG046a
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farming; Haying equipment; Farm equipment
Places: Wisconsin