Worker using baby powder to relieve itch   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Hard labor coupled with long days and heat made for uncomfortable conditions when harvesting rice. A worker is pictured using baby powder to reduce the itch from the swirling chaff in the air, photographed by Joe Munroe, 1961. 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_B12_F08_007
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farm life; Agricultural laborers; Rice--Harvesting;
Places: Colusa (California)