Friday, May 20, 2011

Old Low Tech

From the Library of Congress Flickr stream "1930's-40's in Color" is this picture of a unique corn harvesting technique and machine:

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LoC Photo Stream data (and active link):
Harvesting new corn from the field of Jim Norris, Pie Town, New Mexico (LOC)
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986,, photographer.
Photographed October 1940.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Live Steam at the Adelaide Show, 2010

The Show at Adelaide: Restored farm and other powered equipment, running live. I was particularly fascinated by this small engine, and talked to the owner. He's not quite certain of its origin, but thinks it may have been used to run mine pumps.

Click to make BIG. More live steam, also trains and boats and planes, on my photo website