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Description

Black and white photograph showing two men harvesting rice on a John Deere tractor and a mechanical reaper. The way the process would work is one man would drive the tractor while the other one would catch the rice stalks as they came off the reaper's conveyer belt and "bind" them.

Physical Description

Photograph, 8" x 10"

Subjects

Agriculture; Rice; Farming; Farmers

Geographical Area

Stuttgart, Arkansas County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

PHC004028

Resource Type

Image

Collection

PHC photo file

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Rice Harvesting in Stuttgart, PHC photo file, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

Before combines were on the scene, harvesting crops such as rice was a two-step process. This is a great example of early mechanized harvesting and shows step one, reaping, before step two, threshing, where the grain is actually separated from the stalk. - Bryson Caudle

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