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Corn Fight: 1939

Corn Fight: 1939

September 1939. "Kimberley farm, Jasper County, Iowa. Corn fight between Margaret and Howard Kimberley." Photo by Arthur Rothstein, Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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You throw like a girl.

Throwing like a girl

I’ve commented before how I was never shown or taught how to throw properly, as boys were. (Happily, my daughter was taught how, by a woman gym teacher.) See how young Miss Kimberley is flicking from the wrist. If she wound up fully from the shoulder and let fly, young Master Kimberley would be cringing even more.

Inflation

The spacing of the corn plants is very wide by modern standards.

Howard and horses

I utterly love reading, hearing, learning about the lives of young souls in our country -- especially when they were born around the same time as my 90-something mother.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/fsa.8b18301/

A corny job

This is what happens when you send the kids out to de-tassel the corn; it's a really tedious job, and they just get into mischief.

Margaret and Howard

Margaret Kimberly Fisher 7 March, 1925 - 4 February, 2016
Howard Kimberly 23 August 1926 - 16 June, 1973

I hope they had a happy life.

Now kids ... Kids!

Put the corn down now! People are starving in China!

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