: These wonderfully painted barn doors showing a pastoral scene of cows, horses and sheep are found on Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio, photographed by Joe Munroe in 1946. Malabar Farm was established by famed author Louis Bromfield, who was an advocate of subsistence farming and encouraged awareness of the impact of farms and agriculture on the environment. His farm served as a test site for environmentally-sound farming techniques, providing an example for others to follow. 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.
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: Joe Munroe; Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956; Farming and rural systems economics; Mural painting and decoration; Barns; Malabar Farm Places
: Lucas (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)