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Dancer Farm: Farm Auction with Auctioneer James Finnell, December 1936

Dancer Farm: Farm Auction with Auctioneer James Finnell, December 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 23, 1936
Caption
WHAT-AM-I-BID, GENTLEMEN? A typical farm auction scene is shown above, with the auctioneer's hammer - in this instance, a well worn cane - about to bang against the nearest object to mark the closing of a sale. Poised with the cane is James Finnell, veteran of 36 years in farm auctioneering in Washtenaw county. The sale was under way on the Dancer farm, two miles southwest of Dexter.

Cyril Spike & Eber Baker Hold Brampton Beau at Dhu Varren Farms, December 1936

Cyril Spike & Eber Baker Hold Brampton Beau at Dhu Varren Farms, December 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, December 23, 1936
Caption
ACQUITTED OF KILLING OWNER: In a public trial, conducted with deadly seriousness, a jury of 12 men on the Isle of Jersey, acquitted the bull shown above, Brampton Beau, of killing his owner. The alternative was public execution. The bull recently arrived from the Isle by way of Chester, N. Y., at the Dhu Varren Farms, Whitmore Lake Rd., where he will remain for one year when he will be shipped back to his owner, Edmund Butler of Chester, N. Y. He is a register of merit bull. Shown holding the bull, above, are Cyril Spike, left, and Eber Baker, right, who say that the story about the former owner's death made a more lasting impression on their consciousness than the story of the Bull's acquittal for alleged complicity in the death.

Fred Notton & Yearling Bull, August 1936

Fred Notton & Yearling Bull, August 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1936
Caption
WILL ENTER FREE FAIR PARISH SHOW: Above is Fred Notton, widely known cattle breeder, living west of Chelsea, with the yearling bull which he will enter in the Washtenaw Free Fair parish show.

Children Measure To See If Corn Is "Knee High By The Fourth Of July", July 1956

Children Measure To See If Corn Is "Knee High By The Fourth Of July", July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 4, 1956
Caption
HIGHER THAN THESE KNEES: Kenneth and Mark Nobilette, aged 6 months and almost 3, respectively, have the farmers' interests at heart as they check to see whether the corn in this Earhart Rd. field is "knee high by the Fourth of July." The plant they are measuring is up to anyone's knees, but in many fields corn growth has been delayed this year by the late spring. The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Nobilette.

Children Ride A Pony Cart At The O'Connor Farm, June 1964

Children Ride A Pony Cart At The O'Connor Farm, June 1964 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 20, 1964
Caption
SUNDAY DRIVERS: There are always loads of pleasant things to do when playmates come visiting the children of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald A. O'Connor of Saline Road. On Sunday afternoon, a favorite pastime is taking a pony cart ride down country lanes in a cart drawn by pony, "Topsy," with colt, "Ringo Starr," nearby. In the foreground (from left) are Jerry, Pat and Ann O'Connor and Cassie Mann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Mann of Granger Avenue. Seated in the background (from left) are Cathy and Maureen O'Connor and Kathy DeVine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John DeVine of Granger Avenue. The two-wheeler governess' cart is 50 years old.

Corn Shredding On The Aprill Farm, November 1936

Corn Shredding On The Aprill Farm, November 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1936
Caption
CORN SHREDDING TIME: Above is shown a group on the Manuel Aprill farm, Scio Church Rd., operating a corn shredder. Left to right they are: Mark Sweetland, Oscar Aprill, Manuel Aprill and Edward Aprill.