: A Michigan farmer inspects his barley crop in this 1947 photograph by Joe Munroe. To do so, he crumbles up and blows away the chaff, which leaves the grain behind for inspection. Even with advancements in technology following World War II, farmers used methods like these to know when it was the proper time for harvest. 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.
: P400_B04_F14_002 Subjects
: Joe Munroe; Barley--Growth; Farming; Farm life; Places