Louis Bromfield and Bob Huge waiting in the rain   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Farmers are subject to the elements when it comes to work, as seen in this 1948 Joe Munroe photograph. Louis Bromfield and his farmhand Bob Huge wait in a barn doorway for the rain to stop on Malabar Farm in Lucas, Ohio. Bromfield was a well-known author and an advocate for subsistence farming. He was innovative in new and environmentally-sound farming techniques, and his work on Malabar Farm served as inspiration for future farmers. 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_F622_JPG160
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Bromfield, Louis, 1896-1956; Farming and rural systems economics; Farm life; Malabar Farm
Places: Lucas (Ohio); Richland County (Ohio)