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Date:  date unknown

Description: Farmer harvesting wheat with a McCormick combine (harvester-thresher) against a mountainous background. The combine is using a windrow pickup head and may...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a field dotted with shocks of grain. From the Scenes along the Country Road series.

Date: 1900 

Description: Cover of a catalog for Adriance, Platt & Company featuring an illustration of a woman in a wheat field. Adriance, Platt & Co. manufactured Buckeye and Triu...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label from a Badger Brew pilsner beer featuring the outline of the state of Wisconsin and stalks of wheat on a red background.

Date: 1912 

Description: View of shocks of wheat in a field. A few men stand near one of the bunches in the background. From the Scenes along the Country Road series.

Date: 1882 

Description: Front cover featuring a rake, pitch fork, and shock of wheat advertising the catalog of harvesting machines.


Harvesting Grain

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of workers using teams of horses to harvest grain. The horses pull agricultural machinery which harvests the grain. A barn and another farm building c...


Description: Letterhead of the Wisconsin Dairymen's Association, based in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, with names of officers and members of the Executive Board and an ima...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Label for Northern Pale brewed by Northern Brewing Company. The label depicts a lake scene with evergreen trees in the background and the round Northern Be...

Historical Essay

Farming and Rural Life

Discover how farming drew immigrants to Wisconsin in the 19th century, the state's role as a major wheat producer, and later diversification of crops.

Date: 1913 ca.

Description: Smiling woman in white dress posing in a wheat field.

Date: 1934-04-23 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration by the M Carpenter Baking Co. The label is in red and blue, and is for cracked wheat b...

Date: 1895 

Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A man uses a McCormick grain binder pulled by three horses to harvest a crop of wheat in a field surrounded by trees.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A farmer drives a team of three horses to pull a Keystone grain binder.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man poses in a harvested wheatfield. Harvested wheat lies in bundles in the field. In the distance, hilly land can be seen. Text on photograph reads: "Ex...

Date: 1936-08-14 

Description: Farm and field near a rural tree-lined road. Cars and trucks can be seen in the distance.


Fields of Wheat

Date: 1985 ca.

Description: Ripe wheat ready for harvest on a beautiful summer day.


Harvest Scene

Date:  date unknown

Description: Agricultural workers harvest wheat. Several teams of horses can be seen pulling harvesting machinery. Workers gather the wheat into bundles. Text on photog...

Date: 1935-04-09 

Description: Label submitted to the State of Wisconsin for trademark registration. Features an illustration of a mill on a river. "Old Method, Whole Wheat Flour, Stone...

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