Milk testing during New York winter   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Photograph of milk tester Elizabeth Nichols, taken by Joe Munroe, 1948. Local governments employed testers to check farmers' milk for quality and cleanliness. Testers had to travel year-round, including during the harsh New York winters, when conditions made work difficult and often required overnight stays. 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_F616_JPG055c
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Milk--Testing; Local government; Farm life; Dairy industry
Places: New York