: Insects have always been a major problem for farmers and their crops, and while insecticides have been a popular solution, negative environmental effects have led to certain chemicals like DDT being banned. This 1947 Joe Munroe photograph shows how neighbors work together and help share the burdens of farm life, spraying their vegetable crops for pests. 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; Farming; Farm equipment; Insecticides Places