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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: The postwar era brought about new technologies for the home, including the electric dryer. However, many farmers and rural people did not have access to these appliances. They relied on the old-fashioned clothesline outside of the house, as seen in this photograph by Joe Munroe, taken on an Indiana farm, 1947. 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_001
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farm life; Family life; Clotheslines
Places: Indiana