Watering the Crops

Watering the Crops - The Farmers' Museum
Watering the Crops
Photographic print in an album. Three men work in a field to water the vegetable crops on the Turner Farm in LaFayette, New York. Two large drums of water are on the back of a horse-drawn wooden wagon. A hose is attached to the drums for watering the plants. Wayne O. Turner waters while the Wayne or Wesley drives the horse team. A third man stands at the back of the wagon. Handwritten on the reverse of the photograph is, "Watering the Plants/July 1949/Wayne, Wesley, Daddy." This photograph is part of an album of the Wayne O. and Marion Turner farm which was in operation from 1945-1956 at RD 1, LaFayette, New York. It was first a chicken farm and then a vegetable truck farm. The Turner's sold produce at the Syracuse Regional Market during that time. After the farm stopped operating, the barn was re-modeled into The Syracuse Motel and part of the farm was sold to the Jewish Federation of Syracuse and made into "Camp Fren-Le."
Physical dimensions: 
height 3.5 in ; width 5 in