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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: The introduction of barbed wire helped to tame the wild plains of the American West. As time progressed and the wires crisscrossed the Plains, the days of free-roaming cattle herds and drives became a thing of the past. In this 1975 photograph, a steer looks out through its barbed wire enclosure as Joe Munroe snaps a picture. 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_B33_F2418_JPG171
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Cattle; Fences; Barbed wire; Livestock
Places: Nebraska