Walking boar to sow for mating   Save
Joe Munroe Archive
Description: Farmer walks a boar to a sow for mating in this 1962 photograph by Joe Munroe. Farmers selectively bred animals hoping for the right combinations of traits for the offspring, thereby earning the highest price. 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_B09_F01_002
Subjects: Joe Munroe; Farms; Agriculture; Livestock; Swine; Livestock--Breeding.
Places: Missouri