The Multi-faceted Business of Threshing

Custom Threshing Circles Swept America’s Fields at the Dawn of the 20th Century

Where headed grain was threshed, derricks with pulleys and forks lifted the grain onto a table where men called 'hoe downs' raked the grain onto a feeder leading to the threshing machine. The engine is an Advance. The original caption on this photo reads: Cutting wheat, threshing and sacking at the same time, in eastern Washington.
From the collection of Robert T. Rhode.