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photoblog image Acquired 1930's

Acquired 1930's

 

She was a beauty in her prime, I bet.

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 

Acquired 1930's

 

She was a beauty in her prime, I bet.

 

From the Jarrell Plantation in Georgia,1847.

 

comments (54)

  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 1 Dec 2010, 00:21
I remember seeing one of these when I was a boy.Well processed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: This was a huge farm, Vintage, and was totally self-reliant. I'm guessing this threshing machine helped make it so. Thanks.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 1 Dec 2010, 01:07
Another timeless image.

Paule
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Ginnie Hart: I'm guessing they don't make them like this anymore, Paule? smile Thanks.
Great image Ginnie. 1930s? wow! I wasn't even conceived lool
Ginnie Hart: Me neither, Quadosh. I'm guessing none of us here were! smile Thanks for stopping by again and commenting.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2010, 01:22
and very useful too.. i bet.. ;D nicely captured.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Rian, for sure. This was a huge farm that was self-reliant in its early days. I'm guessing this was one of their most valuable machines...apart from the slave labor. Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2010, 04:34
Ginnie - your shots always have fabulous tones!
Ginnie Hart: You're always a sweetheart, Kala. smile Thank you.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Dec 2010, 05:36
And now makes a fantastic subject Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
It's a beauty now! I love old machines like this. That is a pretty interesting tractor seat too.
Ginnie Hart: This plantation was a marvel to behold, Mark. You would have had a heyday there! Thanks.
You have a good eye for this stuff and represent it in a proper light.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Pekka. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2010, 07:14
There was so much to see in that farm, it was a real treat to walk there.
Great tones and wonderful light.
Did you see the seat of the this machine, the brand-name is in real iron letters, I will never be able to put my signature like that wink
Ginnie Hart: This plantation was a goldmine for photography, MLMA. So much to see. And yes, I actually CAN see you putting your name on that tractor seat. smile
historical location,,,, wonderful in contrast very nicley done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Fabrizio. This plantation was bequeathed to the State of Georgia and is now open for tourists like us to see what life was like over 100 years ago. Grazie.
A lot of the old farm machinery looks so Heath Robinson but it worked!
Ginnie Hart: It definitely worked, Bill, and made this plantation totally self-reliant.

BTW, have you thought of adding a link on your new blog to your SC blog? That would be wonderful! (a wee request)
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2010, 07:35
I'm sure she was Ginnie: a fine atmospheric shot
Ginnie Hart: Even now she doesn't look too bad, Chris, right?! smile Thanks.
i was born during the great depression, oh what we're in another one, could be confusing,i wan't born during either of them how's the for confusing... neat pic, my friend smile
Ginnie Hart: It does make you wonder what they'll call these years in the future, Elaine! Thanks.
1930? Ginnie AH, you have the art of retail and post-treatment invisible and miraculous! Your pictures of magic and then dress it's always a great shot! Good day to you.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mathilde. Merci!
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 1 Dec 2010, 08:16
what was it about to tresh?
Ginnie Hart: In its day, Chantal, I assume it was wheat.
Lovely processing, Ginnie, bringing out the character in this wonderful old piece of equipment. (:o)
Ginnie Hart: She's a beauty, Roz, no doubt about it. Thanks. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2010, 08:36
There is still a utilitarian beauty in her lines and tones, Ginnie...well captured by you.
Ginnie Hart: I even wonder if she's still in working condition, Ray? Hmmm. Even if so, she might protest. I'm sure she has paid her dues. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Dec 2010, 09:17
What amazing lines..angles...shapes and forms. And - I bet she was - a beauty..that is!
Ginnie Hart: These macines that hide in barns and sheds all over the States, Marcie, would fill a book's worth of stories. I'm guessing some of the slaves that worked this one may even still be alive to tell what they remember. Thanks.
  • Fokkio
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2010, 09:26
A beautiful old picture. As always nice processing.
Enjoy the winter in holland. It can be cold but nice smile
Ginnie Hart: I have loved everything about Holland so far, Fokkio, even the cold weather. It's special when it also snows, so I'm a very happy camper right now. smile Bedankt.
Interesting shapes and textures here Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Those were the days, Sheila, weren't they! Thanks.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 1 Dec 2010, 09:49
I love the tractor seat. I have seen seats like that before and they are so cool.
Ginnie Hart: It looks like it could hold anyone, Frida, doesn't it. smile I love old stuff like this. Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 1 Dec 2010, 10:09
Grew up in wheat country so have seen the later versions of the threshing machine.
Wish Astrid good luck with the new job.
Ginnie Hart: It makes me want to compare the difference, Aussie. I'll have to Google it. Astrid will appreciate the good-luck wishes. Thank you.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 1 Dec 2010, 10:27
A real work of art with purpose.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. Utilitalian craftsmanship. smile Thanks.
A bit more rickety than what they use today. Lovely textures Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure you're right, Linda. She probably wouldn't even mind hearing that. smile Thanks.
I love the overall tones and the incredible detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
Une belle construction d'image, une lumière parfaite et un cadrage superbe avec magnifiques couleurs
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Nazzareno. Merci.
Gorgeous, I love your special 'Ginnie-treatment'
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, dear Marion. You would have had a heyday on this plantation!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Dec 2010, 11:55
Wish I could say the same about myself! looks like an interesting place to have a nose around.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I'm quite sure someone else could say it for you, Ingrid! smile You'd love to nose around this place, for sure.
Muted greens, pinks, browns at your place always move me deeply, you dig deep !
(and thanks so much for your absolute lovely words on my page, Ginnie*)
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Karine. Thank you. Merci.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Dec 2010, 13:09
Your treatment of this subject adds an additional patina and gives it so much atmosphere.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George. I love stuff like this.
Acquired in the thirties, i.e. after the great depression, which meant for the acquirer the hope for better days. And still there now that we are living another great depression. A machine that tells us men don't learn lessons of the past...
Ginnie Hart: Someone else mentioned something similar to you, PL, so you're both on the same page. But then, of course we know that history repeats itself and...we never learn!
These old machines from way back when are always such good subjects and you have captured this one very nicely Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Janet. These old geezers (is their a feminine for that word?) always make me wonder how they work. smile
There is a spider in the corner(area), hou the ginnie kiss, the very beautiful photo...
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHAHAHA! I should have known you would find the spider, Pierrot! grin Merci.
It might be old and rusting but at least it still exists Ginnie, what a wonderful find.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. Proud to show itself off to the following generations! smile Thanks.
you certainly find these oddities Ginnie, another fascinating image
Ginnie Hart: It was a goldmine there at the plantation, Martin. A photographer's paradise of sorts! Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 1 Dec 2010, 17:46
Nice detail
Ginnie Hart: Gracias, Oscar.
Lovely shot, no doubt this machine was old even in the 1930's
Ginnie Hart: You may be right about that, John. Acquired in the '30s doesn't mean it was new then! Thanks.
Great and excellent composition with a very nice texture. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Antoine. Merci.
Good processing here, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Reminds me of where i used to work.A fine twiddle Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! And that doesn't even age you, Mick! Thanks.
I'd bet she is still capable of doing a decent day's work.
Ginnie Hart: That wouldn't surprise me at all, Ellie!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Dec 2010, 22:56
With the whole picture filled with machinery, I guess you can call it a technical picture smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! You almost always have such a good point, Louis. smile Thank you.
Great texture and detail as usual, Ginnie. Good picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Graeme.
nice photo, looks a bit evil to me, good pp
Ginnie Hart: I can see where one's imagination could go with this, Derek. smile Thanks.
still a beauty, except for being chained up in the garage for 60 years.
Ginnie Hart: Hopefully she snuck out a few times since then, dear Sera! grin Thanks.
Una bonita toma, me gusta el tono que le has dado a la foto el tratamiento genial.

Saludos
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernardo. Gracias.
Must have been... No use of her now and almost forgotten. Sad.
Ginnie Hart: She has become a museum piece on this plantation, Wim, so she's thankfully still viewed by a few of us! Bedankt.
Fantasy photography. Great edition of the image. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pedro, for stopping by and commenting. smile
  • jess
  • USA
  • 2 Dec 2010, 12:40
I'm not sure how close Juliette is to Savannah, but it's images like these that explain my begging desire to visit Savannah – for the pure, unadulterated history! The handwritten marker, the grit, the raw human nature of it all. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: We actually had wanted to visit Savannah, Jess, while we were there but I think it would have been too far away for a day trip, so we plan to do an overnight there next time. Like minds! smile Thanks.
this thing looks like million years old wink
Ginnie Hart: Pretty close, Mariana. smile
  • tede
  • France
  • 2 Dec 2010, 15:03
What this machine Ginnie weird? Splendid details and tone, your pictures are always beautiful. Good day.
Ginnie Hart: It's a wheat thresher, Tede, but that's all I can tell you about that. smile You're very kind. Merci.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 2 Dec 2010, 15:44
Lots of textures to explore. Love the muted colors. wonder what that seat is for that says ACMe in the lower left.
Ginnie Hart: i wish I could go back to check out that seat, Rob, to see what it went to. It looks like a tractor seat to me and probably is not part of this thresher? I honestly don't know. Thanks.
  • Antoine
  • France.
  • 2 Dec 2010, 21:01
It's a very nice photo. Excellent work. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 2 Dec 2010, 23:12
Hi Ginnie
After a long delay, I continued updating my blog wink
I'll review your photos.
TC
Ginnie Hart: Good to see you back, Arash. Thanks for stopping by again.

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