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by Agromaven
28 May 2020, 09:46
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Farming footage and archives
Replies: 3
Views: 1634

Re: Farming footage and archives

A number of resources for agricultural film footage exist, but a couple in particular spring to mind. First is the British Agricultural Archive Film Unit at http://bufvc.ac.uk/archives/index.php/collection/84 . Their oldest film is from 1908 but the bulk of the collection spans the 1930s to 1960s. A...
by Agromaven
06 May 2020, 10:10
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Apparatus for unloading hay
Replies: 4
Views: 3186

Re: Apparatus for unloading hay

Another fascinating picture you've shared! This was a fairly common system for building and unloading haystacks - a simple rope and pulley system. There's probably a horse, out of shot, pulling the end of the rope attached to the pulley and thus lifting the hay (which was probably contained within a...
by Agromaven
15 Apr 2020, 11:54
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 6042

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

Here's a poster that relates to the chest: https://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/is/images/direct/ff98825d8e7ad24d8b6c7fc35f4082bcb13e545f/The-Master-Polish-Vintage-Poster-Holland-c.-1925-%28Art-Print---Multiple-Sizes-Available%29.jpg?impolicy=medium This is cited as circa 1925. The poster is Dutc...
by Agromaven
09 Apr 2020, 15:22
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 6042

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

Yes, I noticed the raised floor of the shed and the hinged panels. Certainly unlikely to be a milking parlour; who knows what might be out of shot, however. I don't think the shed is necessarily connected with whatever activity is using the pails. An agricultural college is definitely a possibility;...
by Agromaven
09 Apr 2020, 10:18
Forum: Agricultural history
Topic: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?
Replies: 9
Views: 6042

Re: Old agricultural postcard - but of what?

Interesting postcard! Difficult to say exactly what's going on. The containers look to be milk pails, probably made of copper. I doubt very much it's a judging process at an agricultural show - looks too workaday for that and the building in the background would suggest it was taken on-farm. It coul...