13 Turn-of-the-Century Tractor Pics - Modern Farmer

13 Turn-of-the-Century Tractor Pics

It’s Friday, which means here at Modern Farmer HQ we like to kick back and take a trip through the photography archives of the Library of Congress. From finding sweet-as-heck vintage victory garden posters to wondrous old-school farming pics, it’s probably the most fun you can possibly have on the Internet. By the end of […]

It’s Friday, which means here at Modern Farmer HQ we like to kick back and take a trip through the photography archives of the Library of Congress. From finding sweet-as-heck vintage victory garden posters to wondrous old-school farming pics, it’s probably the most fun you can possibly have on the Internet.

By the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s, steam- and gasoline-powered traction engines (or “tractors”) had gone gone from agricultural oddity to field necessity. Join us as a we take a look at the thirteen turn-of-the-century tractors. Watch your feet.

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Threshing in Buffalo County, ca. 1888

 

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Anders Hultstrand’s threshing machine, Soper Post Office, North Dakota, ca. 1895

 

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Threshing by steam engine on W.M. Fellows farm near Kearney, Nebraska, ca. 1910

 

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Tractor show, ca. 1922

 

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Andy and Mandus Hultstrand plowing with the Pioneer tractor : Fairdale, North Dakota, ca. 1912.

 

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Ford Tractor, ca. 1917

 

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Plowing and seeding by steam in South Dakota, ca. 1907

 

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Automobile plow in use in England, ca. 1906

 

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Peerless steam lift plow, Pazandak Farm, Fullerton, North Dakota, ca. 1908

 

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Plowing with a Geiser steam engine, ca. 1908

 

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Agriculture machinery, harvesting, possibly in Colorado, ca. 1900-1920

 

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Big 4 tractor plowing, ca. 1910

 

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Three binders pulled by Twin City “25” tractor, ca. 1918

 

Source: Library of Congress

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