MP-0000.158.61 | Cutting and binding wheat, Western Canada, about 1925

 
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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Cutting and binding wheat, Western Canada, about 1925
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1925, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
MP-0000.158.61
© McCord Museum
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"Reaping: The last picture was of ploughing, the first operation in the farmer's year; this is reaping, which is one of the last. A Western farm will run anywhere from a quarter-section (160 acres) to 10,000 acres, but it by no means follows that the fortunate owner of such a big farm began as a capitalist. On the contrary, the majority of Western farmers began in a very small way. Such splendid crops can be obtained, and the land is so cheap, that a few years' hard work will generally put one on the high road to a comfortable competence."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.