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Harvest Tales

Southwest Kansas

Finney County

Harvest stories submitted by Kansans for the online exhibit, Wheat People.
Submit your own at KansasMuseum@kshs.org.

Lola Crum

Harvest Photos

Enjoy these images of threshing machines and early combines submitted by Lola Crum.


Threshing, 1920

Threshing wheat, 1920.

Threshing, 1920

Another view of threshing wheat, 1920.

Harvesting with a header barge

Arthur Pottorf harvesting with a header barge, 1920.

Combine, 1924

Arthur Adams' first combine, ready to enter the field, June 1924.

Combine, 1924

Another view of Arthur Adams' first combine, 1924.

Combine, 1926

Arthur Adam's new combine in 1926.

Combine, 1926

From left:  Arthur Adams, Lydia Adams, Eleanor Schaefer, Lola Adams Crum, Lorraine Schaefer, Anna Schaefer, Buck Hungerford, Zola Adams.

Combining, 1940s

Harvesting wheat on the Arthur Adams farm, early 1940s.

Combining, 1940s

Another view of wheat harvesting on the Adams farm, early 1940s.

"Harvest Tales" is part of the online exhibit, Wheat People:  Celebrating Kansas Harvest.