Friday, October 31, 2014
Friday Farming: Two farms, abandoned farm in foreground.
Two farms, late 1930s. Abandoned farm in the foreground.
This photograph came during an era, basically commencing in the 1920s, and which never really has ended, of farm consolidation. It slowed in the 1930s due to the Great Depression, as farmers that otherwise would have gone over to mechanization held off, due to the expense.