Roswell Garst, Nikita Khrushchev and Adlai Stevenson lunching at Garst farm   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Joe Munroe captures Nikita Khrushchev's journey around Garst farm, owned by Roswell Garst, in this 1959 photograph. Khrushchev, who led the USSR from 1953 until 1964, was visiting the farm 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_B13_F05_001
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Nikita Khrushchev; Farms; Cold War; Garst & Thomas Hybrid Corn Company
Places: Coon Rapids (Iowa)