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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Photograph of Roswell Garst, likely on his farm near Coon Rapids, Iowa, 1959. Nikita Khrushchev, who led the USSR from 1953 until 1964, visited the Garst Farm during his 1959 tour of the United States to look at Garst's new hybrid corn. The trip was viewed as a great help to US-Soviet relations in the midst of Cold War tensions. 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_B05_F03_890
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Portrait photography; Cold War; Agricultural technologies; Garst & Thomas Hybrid Corn Company;
Places: Coon Rapids (Iowa);