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1. 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.

2. Ear of corn close-up Ear of corn close-up McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn husking; Tassel; Plants; Agriculture A closeup of an ear of corn still in its husk, tasseled, on the stalk of the plant.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Man hits barbed wire fence Man hits barbed wire fence McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Drawing; Barbed wire; Corn; Cartoons (Commentary); In this drawing, a farmer runs into a barbed wire fence between cornfields.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Combine on Murphy Farms Combine on Murphy Farms McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Combines (Agricultural machinery); Harvesting machinery; Carts & wagons; Farms A 930 Pixall Combine harvests corn and throws it into a wagon at Murphy Farms in 1995.

10. Men in corn wagons Men in corn wagons McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Carts & wagons; Overalls; Horses; Harvesting machinery; Two men in overalls sit in wooden wagons full of corn as horses pull them.

11. Inside of corn kernel Inside of corn kernel McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Bacteria; Gluten; Roots This diagram labels and explains the various parts of the inside of a kernel of corn.

12. Harvesting Corn with Horses 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.

13. World map of spread of corn World map of spread of corn McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Maps; Maize This color world map shows where corn orignated and how and when it spread across the globe.

14. 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.

15. Diagram of Funk hybrids Diagram of Funk hybrids McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Corn; Hybrids; Diagrams This detailed diagram shows the steps involved in cross corn to make Funk's hybrids.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Corn Markers Description 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.

19. Corn Landscape Corn Landscape McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Advertisements; Cattle; Cows; Farmers; Farming; Corn A photograph for a Funk advertisement by James Holbert, one of the main men behind Funk's success. The photo shows a large cornfield in the background and and a farmer with cattle in the foreground. Text...

20. Funk Brothers State Fair Exhibit 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.
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