Shocks & Gourds

Oct 2019

The bounty of Fall is in full-swing in many parts of the United States, along with the gourds that made Halloween famous.

“Harvesting Pumpkins”: unknown American photographer: ca. 1915-20: mounted bromide print on black leaf removed from larger album : 14.4 x 19.5 | 17.3 x 24.0 cm. Bundles of corn shocks frame pumpkins awaiting harvest by farmers loading a cart in background lead by a team of two horses. This fine genre photograph of Fall was most likely “stage directed”, as the field hand at left is shown pausing while hoisting a pumpkin into the bed of the cart while the array of gourds is seemingly perfectly spread out in the foreground. From: PhotoSeed Archive

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