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Land Use on Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 in 1935
McLean County, Illinois; Land use; Farms; Corn; Beans; Oats; Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1900-1965; Governors
This drawing shows how the Adlai E. Stevenson Farm 46 sectioned off farmland for beans, corn, pasture, and oats in 1935. Adlai E. Stevenson was a Democratic Party politician and dipolomat. He was elected...
Mississippian Indians; Equipment; Pots & pans;
This clay pot was used by the Mississippian Indians. An important use was food storage.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Frontier & pioneer life; Settlers;
This corn mortar was used by early McLean County settler John Moore for pounding corn.
McLean County, Illinois; Drainage; Croplands; Corn
The mole ditcher was an iron-tipped log, series of logs, or round iron blade (such as seen here) about four inches in diameter, which was pulled through the soil a few inches under the surface.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade; Portrait photographs; Farms; Funk, Eugene Duncan, 1867-1944
This is a portrait of Eugene Funk, who began breeding and selling corn seed. He was a noted seedsman who pioneered the use of hybrid corn. He was the son of LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the...
Soybean Chemical Sprayer
McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Fertilizers; Chemicals; Croplands;
This chemical sprayer douses soybean plants with insecticides to help crop growth.
Dumping corn into pit before drying
McLean County, Illinois; Harvesting; Trucks; Holes;
Al Bateman dumps havested grain from his truck into a pit before drying.
National Automatic Scale Advertisement
Business enterprises; Merchants; Advertisements; Bloomington, Illinois; McLean County, Illinois;
The National Automatic Scale Company was located at 215 E. Douglas St. in Bloomington. They specialized in the manufacture of scales for agriculture use.
Lenze's Tinsmith Shop Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Tinsmithing; Tin; Roofing tiles; Copper industry; Sheet iron; Advertisements
Emil Lenze manufactured tin, copper, and sheet iron ware, often for use in roofing and spouting in Bloomington.
Everybody should use Dr. Howe's Medicines Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Patent medicines; Balsam
Honey Balsam and Blackberry Balsam were two of the popular medicines of Dr. Howe. Dr. Howe and his partner, Dr. Woodard, produced a variety of patent medicines in Bloomington. Their medicines were later...
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.
Harvesting Corn with Horses
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting machinery; Horses
Piles of corn ears lie on the ground of a harvest row. A team of horses stands at the end of the row of harvested corn and the rest of the unharvested field is on the left.
Corn Markers Description
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn markers; Runners; Sketches
A printed description of the use of a corn marker, along with a drawing of a corn marker.
Horses harvesting cornfield
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Harvesting; Horses; Ox teams;
A team of horses stands at the end of a row of harvested corn and the rest of the unharvested field is on the left. Two horses stand opposite on the other side of a fence.
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