A man driving the forerunner of today's pick-up truck has joined a threshing crew during a lull in activities, perhaps for lunch,
In the bottom photo, threshed grain is fed into the rig's elevator, then funneled into the waiting wagons while the straw blows toward a growing stack.
The wheat, hauled to a granary, as seen at the right, is ready for shipment or storage.
Threshing may have been technology, but the technology arrived in Montana at different times. In the 1922 photo, taken in northwestern Montana, farmer Henry Syverud was still using a horse-drawn binder or header. In a few years he would be using a tractor