Historic Photos Give Traction Steam Engines New Life

Collection of historic photos at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion highlight the importance of traction steam engines to American agriculture

Photographs in the new steam display at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion recall an infectious sense of pride.
Photographs in the new steam display at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion recall an infectious sense of pride. “When these photos were taken, it was a way of recording history,” Lennis Moore says. “But it also allowed these farmers to send postcards to their friends and relatives and say ‘Look how good we’re doing!’”