c. 1955   Photographic negative. Per image envelope: Horses on the Farm. Burlington Flats to Augusta and West Winfield. Apple Blossoms. Burlington Flats is located in Otsego County, NY; the town of Augusta is located in Oneida County, NY; and the village of West Winfield is located in Herkimer County, NY. Image shows a team of work horses pulling a stone roller (?) in a plowed field. A man carries a large stone toward the farm equipment.
c. 1955
Photographic negative. Per image envelope: Horses on the Farm. Burlington Flats to Augusta and West Winfield. Apple Blossoms. Burlington Flats is located in Otsego County, NY; the town of Augusta is located in Oneida County, NY; and the village of West Winfield is located in Herkimer County, NY. Image shows a team of work horses pulling a stone roller (?) in a plowed field. A man carries a large stone toward the farm equipment.

 

Last year, we were named to the Board of Trustees of the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  The mission of the museum is to cultivate an understanding of the rural heritage that has shaped our land, communities and American culture.

One of our favorite collections of the museum is the vast photo archive.

Plowline: Images of Rural New York is a collecting initiative. The Farmers’ Museum, with the generous support of the Gipson Family, is actively assembling original photography that documents changes in agricultural practice, rural life and farming families in New York State from the 19th century through the present.

Each week on Beekman 1802 we’ll highlight a photo from the collection that not only depicts where WE come from but where we ALL come from.

 

To learn more about the museum or plan a visit on your next trip to Sharon Springs, click here

by Josh and Brent

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