Rural America: Farm Life as Photographed by Pete Wettach

10 views of farm country in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, through photographer's viewfinder.

Shocking rye. Bundles were set up with grain heads in the air. Here, the farmer is flaring the last bundle to form a water-repellent “cap” that goes on top of the shock. Shocks were left in the field to dry before threshing.