1933 Print Field Corn Beet Agriculture Farm Field Crops Clover Labor Acreage FZ2


This is an original 1933 halftone print of a farmer's field. The caption writes, "Such cloven fields bear witness to the peculiar problems of beet raising. Left: corn, planted because beets can unsex the most teeming earth. So crops must be rotated for curly top blights the leaves and vampirish little nematodes nurse at the sweet roots of beets when they are grown for too long in the same soil..."

Photography by Arthur Gerlach. Gerlach worked with Fortune Magazine for several years in the 1930s and '40s. He was known for his still-life images which usually encompassed two full-color pages. The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois has a collection of his artwork.


This 78+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.25 x 4.25 inches; 23 x 11 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: agricultural, farmer, farm field, acreage