Harvesting Pumpkins

Photographer Unknown

CountryUnited States



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Carts, wagons, Farming, Harvesting, Landscape, Figure, Men: Occupational, Supports, Vegetables


Image Dimensions: 14.4 x 19.5 cm
Support Dimensions: 17.3 x 24.0 cm black album leaf removed from album

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.


Although the name of the photographer is not known, (LRM?) a possible longshot clue might come from the Print-Criticism column of the journal Photo-Era for January, 1915: p. 41:


L.R.M. - …On the whole, we like your harvest-scene of corn-stacks and pumpkins the best of the lot.”


Provenance: Acquired by PhotoSeed in September, 2019 from MA dealer who stated photograph was originally included in a larger album originally purchased at unknown date from the Rochester, New York area.

Harvesting Pumpkins