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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...
Testing Seed Germination at Funk Brothers
McLean County, Illinois; Seeds; Testing
A man tests seed germination inside a Funk building.
Funk Seed Corn in Shipping Crates
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade; Shipping; Crates
Funk's seed corn packaged in wooden crates.
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.
Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Seed trade; Advertisements; Corn; Hybrids
This exhibit for Funk Brothers Seed Company at the Illinois State Fair in 1904 shows a giant ear of corn sticking up and a sign for free samples of seed.
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....
Funk Brothers Products
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade; Hybrids
This photo shows a range of Funk Brothers seed products.
Funk's 90-Day Corn Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Advertisements; Corn; Seed trade
This ad for Funk's 90-Day Corn provides photos and descriptions of the company's high yielding corn.
Loading seed into corn planter
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Tractors
Darrell Beehn Jr. loads Pioneer seed into an International 400 Cycle planter near Shirley, Illinois. Darrell Beehn Sr. stands beside the planter.
Nigerian Offertory Bowl with Lid
Nigeria; Africa; Bowls (Tableware); Containers; Yoruban culture
A decorative bowl carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a kneeling woman holding a lidded bowl in the shape of a rooster. The woman has large breasts and is unclothed. Four rings suggesting...
Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue for 1865, of Plows and Other Agricultural Implements and Machinery
Agricultural implement industry; Agricultural innovations
Trade catalog from Furst and Bradley. Dimensions: 8.75" x 5.75".
Corn Husking Contest
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Contests; Corn husking;
An arial photo of a corn husking contest at Funk's Farm with hundreds of spectators.
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Seed trade;
Two men stand by stalks of inbred Funk's corn.
Picnic at Funk Farms
McLean County, Illinois; Picnics; Farms; Seed trade
People gather at Funk Farms for a picnic. Cars are seen in the background.
James R. Holbert
McLean County, Illinois; Seed trade;
James R. Holbert worked with the Funk Brothers in McLean County in developing many new plant products.
Soybean Varieties Advertisement
McLean County, Illinois; Soybeans; Advertisements
This Funk Brothers Seed Company advertisement show different varieties of soybeans.
Sommer Bros. Float in 1947 Corn Bowl Parade
McLean County, Illinois; Corn; Floats (Parades); Parades & processions; Football
A Sommer Bros. Seed Co. float travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl parade.
Corn Exhibit Photograph
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Galleries & museums; Exhibitions;
A photo of the 'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit inside the McLean County Museum of History in 1997. Panels of related photos and logos of seed companies are shown.
Automated Corn Planting
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Farming; Farmers; Tractors
In 1995, a tractor attached to an automated corn planter seeds a field. Bags of Ciba seed are used.
McLean County Map in Corn Exhibit
McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Exhibitions; Corn; Maps; Education; Schoolteachers
A map of McLean County sits in the middle of a corn school exhibit at a December 17, 1909, Teacher's Institute in Normal, Illinois.
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