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Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Technology of the postwar years not only helped in harvesting, but also in planting as seen in this 1975 photograph of a corn planter, taken by Joe Munroe. This planter could plant twelve rows at once, in addition to laying down fertilizers and insecticides. This was a great advancement from the 1940s, when two rows was the average on farmer could plant at a time. 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_B11_F01_004
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farming; Corn; Crops; Agricultural technologies; Farm equipment
Places: Carroll (Iowa)