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.

Silo climbing shoes
These heavy iron "silo climbers" were used during final stages of construction of silos built from glazed tile, allowing the wearer to climb metal bands that wrapped around the structure. "I've never seen anyone who said they'd used them or seen them used," collector Jim Moffett says.
Photo by Leslie C. McManus