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Farms of America in color 1939-1943

By: Lea Holland on Jan. 13, 2011, 5:10 a.m.
Corn field

Photo: Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

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Corn field

Farmers plant corn along a river in northeastern Tennessee in May 1940. Once the corn was grown, some of it was used in corn-husking competitions. In 1940, near Davenport, Iowa, the contest attracted one of the largest crowds, numbering 123,000. Winners were treated like celebrities.

Reproduction from color slide.