Photo courtesy of Wayne Cooper
I was given this photo by my pastor friend. It shows his grandfather with the Fordson tractor pulling a grain binder. The photo was taken near Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, in the 1930s.
I am impressed with the grain (oats?). My grandfather lived in Mantua, Ohio, and told of oats yields during the 1930s that were nearly 4 feet tall and averaged 45-inch branches on each stalk.
I would be happy to hear comments from old-timers on this photo. FC
Wayne Cooper, 388 Pine Run Rd., Fombell, PA 16123