Worker irrigating asparagus field   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Farm hand using a shovel to help direct the flow of water during irrigation, photographed by Joe Munroe, 1965. Crops take an enormous amount of water to grow, and underground irrigation systems like the one seen here were a large help to farmers who had little access to water. 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_B30_004
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farm life; Farming; Irrigation farming
Places: California