Apr 25, 2010

Out in the Field

Photo copyright Ravenna Museum, Ravenna Michigan-click on photo for larger view

~Sure I'll stop for a photo. I am guessing sometime around the end of July judging the height of the corn...give or take a couple of weeks! You know knee high by the forth of July...is generally true here..give or take a good or bad season.

1 comment:

  1. I love this photo, not so much for the figure of the horse, which is of course engaging as it dominates the image, but more for the man behind, almost an secondary afterthought in the composition. Presumably he is operating a harrow, or some other implement to clear the weeds between the rows of corn. Occupational photos from this era - my guess it is from the 1910s, 1920s or 1930s - are not particularly common, so the ones that do survive are all the more valuable. Does he have a grass stalk sticking out of his mouth, or is that just a scratch? Whatever the case, he seems as nonplussed by the prospect of having his portrait taken as the horse.

    Did you notice that the horse appears to have some sort of wire contraption around its muzzle (or do dogs have muzzles, and horses something elese?) - I wonder if it is to prevent it from nipping the juicy growing tips of corn off as it passes?

    Great photos. I look forward to seeing more.

    Regards, Brett