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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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ox teams; Farmers; Farming; Whips; Cattle; Prairies; Sketches
A sketch of a man whipping six oxen in front of a plow in the field.
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.
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.
Driving Hogs to Market
Hogs; Farmers; Farming; Prairie; Pigs; Sketches
A sketch of men with whips driving a herd of hogs to market.
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.
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....
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...
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers;
This drawing of a hand-held planter shows a farmer planting in evenly-marked spaces.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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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