c. 1915  Photographic Negative. A man sits at the entrance to a wood shed on the Duroe-Dell Farm in New Berlin, New York. He is lighting a tobacco pipe. Behind him and to the left is an upside down milk can with the lid on top of it.
c. 1915 Photographic Negative. A man sits at the entrance to a wood shed on the Duroe-Dell Farm in New Berlin, New York. He is lighting a tobacco pipe. Behind him and to the left is an upside down milk can with the lid on top of it.

 

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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