Showcasing American Agriculture: The History of Corn in America

The Corn Items Collectors Association takes a broad look at America's agricultural heritage through this unique hobby.

Corn husking competition pennant
A souvenir pennant from the 1941 national cornhusking contest in Tonica, Ill. Below the pennant is a celluloid souvenir—a tiny ear of corn—from the event. Both are from Richard's collection.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus