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1. Plow, Breaking Plow, Breaking Plowing; Champaign County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Prairies; Agriculture; Illinois; Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron...

2. Address to the Farmers Address to the Farmers Illinois; Farmers; Farming; Travel; Emigration & Immigration; Illinois Constitution An Address to the Farmers of Great Britain: with an Essay on the Prairies of the Western Country: by Morris Birkbeck: to which is amended The Constitution of the State of Illinois, London, 1822. This address...

3. Print, Photographic (threshing scene) Print, Photographic (threshing scene) Threshing; Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; Little, Allen Grant; Threshing Ring; Hensley Township, Illinois Photograph. Threshing scene on the Allen Grant Little farm, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois. Image shows a threshing crew operating a steam thresher attached to a blower. Several full wagons...

4. Masthead from McLean County Anti-Monopolist Masthead from McLean County Anti-Monopolist McLean County, Illinois; Mastheads; Farmers; Farming; Railroads; Newspapers This masthead is from an anti-monopolist newspaper briefly published in Saybrook.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Plowing with Two Horses Plowing with Two Horses Farmers; Farming; Whips; Cattle; Plowing; Ox teams; Prairies; Sketches A sketch of a farmer, with overalls, a beard, and straw hat, plowing behind two horses in a field with weeds.

8. Moving Oxen Moving Oxen Ox teams; Farmers; Farming; Whips; Cattle; Prairies; Sketches A sketch of a man whipping six oxen in front of a plow in the field.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Driving Hogs to Market Driving Hogs to Market Hogs; Farmers; Farming; Prairie; Pigs; Sketches A sketch of men with whips driving a herd of hogs to market.

12. Tile, Drainage Tile, Drainage Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.

13. Planter, Hand Planter, Hand Farming; Farmers; Appliances; Corn; Agriculture; Illinois; 1. Homemade corn planter, painted blue. No distinguishing marks. Has handle, seed hopper and hand-lever. 2. Wooden planter. Long square body, flat on one side and tapers to a blunt point on the front....

14. Marking Cornfield Marking Cornfield McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.

15. Granger Protest Meeting Granger Protest Meeting McLean County, Illinois; Farmers' groups; Farming; Protest movements; Railroads; Sketches This sketch shows a protest meeting of Grangers shown in the History of the Grange Movement.

16. A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois A.E. Swap's Residence and Business, Weston, Illinois McLean County, Illinois; Merchants; Stores & shops; Farmers; Farming This drawing is of the small store of A.E. Swap in Weston, McLean County.

17. Metal Wheeled Tractor Metal Wheeled Tractor McLean County, Illinois; Tractors; Farmers; Farming; Wheels Three farmers in overalls look over the engine of a metal wheeled tractor in the 1930s as a well-dressed man sits on the machine with a jug.

18. Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs Life Magazine Illustration of McLean County Hogs McLean County, Illinois; Swine; Life Magazine; Corn; Livestock; The caption from this Life Magazine photo of McLean County hogs reads, "Fat-sated hogs on Illinois farm wallow in thick carpet of shelled corn. Farmers prefer to waste corn on livestock rather than sell...

19. Display of Corn and Signs Display of Corn and Signs McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Fertilizer industry; Signs (Notices); This display of corn and McLean County's growing methods informs visitors of the many techniques used by farmers.

20. Cultivating Soybeans with Horses Cultivating Soybeans with Horses McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Farmers; Farming; Horses; Croplands A farmer, pulled by two horses, cultivates his soybean crop about 1930.
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