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Dalrymple Farm
Dalrymple Farm
TitleDalrymple Farm
Date of Original1883
CreatorBerghaus, Albert, fl. 1869-1880
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionPanoramic view of numerous threshing machines in operation in field covered with shocks of grain, likely wheat. In foreground is detailed view of steam engine in operation with belt to threshing machine and men unloading shocks of grain into threshing machine while man on wagon hauling sacks of grain. In background men loading shocks of grain onto wagons, with man on top of large stack of shocks on wagon traveling towards threshing machine.
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General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Agricultural laborers
Steam engines
Subject (LCSH)Bonanza farms
Subject (Local)Bundle haulers
Sheaves of grain
Threshing crews
Personal NameDalrymple, Oliver, d. 1908
LocationCasselton (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberG570.B874
Format of OriginalWood engravings
Dimensions of Original16 x 21 cm.
Publisher of OriginalEstes & Lauriat
Place of PublicationBoston (Mass.)
Transcription"Will Mr. Howe tell us how grain is harvested on the great farms of the West? asked Master Lewis. 'In the valley of the Red River of the North, ' said George, 'and about twenty miles from Fargo, Dakota, is the farm of Mr. Oliver Dalrymple. It was, as I saw it a few weeks ago, an almost solid wheat-field of some twenty-six thousand acres. Over it were waving more than five hundred thousand bushels of grain. the superintendent employs in the harvest season more than one hundred self-binding reapers and twenty steam threshers. I went out one morning from Fargo on the Northern Pacific Railroad, and looked out on this ocean of grain shining in the clear, dry air and bright sun. All was life and energy about the place. Superintendents were putting divisions of men, animals, and machinery in readiness for reaping. It seemed like the mustering of any army. Into the field these divisions rode, a nobler field than many that are famous in history, and the grain fell before these chariots of peace, and I thought of the history of the past, and I said, Thank God this is America!" - Text from Zigzag Journeys in the Occident.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Digital copy made from original book Zigzag Journeys in the Occident.
Also published in color version in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Oct. 19, 1878, p. 112, available in collection.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (G570.B874)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00103
Original SourceZigzag journeys in the Occident : the Atlantic to the Pacific, a summer trip of the Zigzag Club from Boston to the Golden Gate, by Hezekiah Butterworth. p. 103.
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