National Geographic : 1938 Jan
Photograph byIErno Vadas LIKE A GUST OF WIND SWEEP HARVESTERS ACROSS A SEA OF WHEAT Whole families work at harvest time on the large estates; for centuries their payment has been part of the crop. Mowing machines onbig farms are"discouraged, not forbidden," until the traditional man with the scythe finds other work to do. Yet enormous areas are often plowed with the aid oftwo steam traction engines, creep ing slowly forward in unison, perhaps half a mile apart at opposite ends of the field. They drag a gang plow on a cable back and forth between them.