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Grainslinger: 1941

Grainslinger: 1941

July 1941. "Sacked wheat being stored in warehouse. Touchet, Walla Walla County, Washington." Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Three-bushel weight

I was so impressed by the sewn end of the grain sack that I found out the sack was generally made of jute, sewn shut with hemp twine. The weight of a three-bushel sack would be 120 pounds for oats, 150 for barley, and 180 for wheat.

Hot work

That looks like a hot, dusty, scratchy, itchy job.

No Gym Needed Here

This job gives him quite the workout!

The Mystery Man Strikes A-Grain

The man in the back left startled me. Interesting hat, too!

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