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1. Herding hogs to Chicago Herding hogs to Chicago McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Hogs; Pigs; Sketches; Cartoons (Commentary) This drawing shows farmers herding hogs to Chicago, where they were known to fetch a high price.

2. Farmers inspecting corn Farmers inspecting corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming; Croplands Three farmers in hats wear pouches around their necks while inspecting Funk's corn.

3. Harvest Time Sketch Harvest Time Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn shocks; Harvesting; Farmers; Farming; Sketches A harvest scene sketch of a farmer shocking corn, another harvesting it, and bundles of shocked corn scattered throughout the field.

4. Map of Funk Farms, McLean County, Illinois Map of Funk Farms, McLean County, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Maps; Townships; Funk, Eugene Duncan, 1867-1944 This map shows the location of all the Funk Farms in McLean County.

5. Washing out roots Washing out roots McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Hoses; Corn Standing in a hole around where a cornstalk was growing, a farmer washes the roots of the plant with a hose to inspect the crop.

6. Checking corn Checking corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farmers; Farming A farmer wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants checks a stalk of corn in a field.

7. Mary (Rengal) Hartzold Mary (Rengal) Hartzold McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Women Mary (Rengal) Hartzold of Dry Grove Township, McLean County, Illinois. She was the wife of Henry Hartzold, a farmer.

8. Plow Sketch Plow Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Plows; Sketches A sketch of an early plow, probably hitched to oxen or horses. A hook at the front provides for the hitch. At the back are handles for the farmer to guide the plow. A wheel in the middle provides movement....

9. Shocked Corn Shocked Corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Fields This field of shocked corn in McLean County was tied up by farmers for drying purposes during the harvest.

10. Field of Shocked Corn Field of Shocked Corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Fields; Corn A field of shocked corn in McLean County shows how farmers prepared for the harvest.

11. Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Van Schoick and Company Pork Packers Advertisement Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Pork; Shipping William Van Schoick and Company processed the "Celebrated Bloomington Ham." In 1872, the company became the Bloomington Pork Packing Co.

12. Walton Plow Shop Walton Plow Shop Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois; Plows; Farming; Farmers; Equipment; Business people; The Walton Plow Shop manufactured plows and farm implements in downtown Bloomington from 1857 to the 1890s.

13. Central Mill and Elevator Company Central Mill and Elevator Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Grain elevators; Agriculture; Bicycles & tricycles; Carriages & coaches; The Central Mill and Elevator Company was located at 901 E. Front St. in Bloomington, near the railroad.

14. Bloomington Pork Packing Company Bloomington Pork Packing Company McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Pork; Shipping; Hogs; Pigs In 1872, William Van Schoick combined his company with three partners to form the Bloomington Pork Packing Company. The company butchered 15,000 hogs annually, but ultimately failed, due to competition...

15. Farmer in field pulled by horses Farmer in field pulled by horses McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Corn; Horses; Harvesting machinery; Barns; Dwellings; A farmer, pulled by two horses, harvests a field before combines were popular. His barn and residence are in the background.

16. U.S. Food Administration Advertisement U.S. Food Administration Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; United States Food Administration; Advertisements; History An ad for the United States Food Adminstration reads: Corn The Food of the Nation Serve Some Way Every Meal Appetizing Nourishing.

17. Man holding cornstalks Man holding cornstalks McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn A man dressed in a vest and tie holds up a complete corn plant in each hand, each about 11 feet high.

18. Farmer's Elevator Farmer's Elevator McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Grain elevators; Fences; Farmers; Farming A farmer's elevator in Cooksville, Illinois, has siding on all sides. A fence leads to the elevator, which has a shingled roof.

19. Funk Brothers Seed Advertisement Funk Brothers Seed Advertisement McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Seed trade; Corn; Hybrids In order to promote their hybrids, Funk Brothers Seed Company advertised their new products. This ad for 90-day corn ran about 1900.

20. Corn Crib Building Corn Crib Building McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn cribs; Buildings; Storage facilities; Silos The side of a wooden corn crib building with ears poking through gaps in the slats of wood. It appears to have a metal roof.
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