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Photograph - Sunshine Massey Harris, Reaper Binder, England, 1942 Reg. No: MM 97982
- Photograph of a Landgirl operating a 6B Reaper Binder.
This image is part of a collection of photographs, moving film, artefacts, documents and trade literature relating to Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Ltd. The Australian operations of this company were originally founded as Hugh V. McKay in the 1890s. In 1930 it merged with Massey Harris's Australian operations to become H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd. In 1955, this company was in turn absorbed into the Massey-Ferguson global entity becoming Massey Ferguson (Aust.) Limited.
- Black and white photograph
- Description Of Content:
- Woman (Landgirl) operating Sunshine 6B Reaper Binder in England. "Great Britain has seen her efforts to increase the area of home-grown corn rewarded by one of the most magnificent crops of all time. Landgirls have been specially recruited to work on the farms, and their songs can be heard above the rattling of the tractors. THIS PHOTOGRAPH HAS BEEN PASSED BY THE CENSOR."
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Massey Ferguson Iseki Australia Ltd
|Dimensions:||155 mm (Height), 205 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||world war ii 1939-1945, manufacturing, agricultural equipment, industry, war effort, women s land army, women s work, farmers, farms, rural women|
|Themes this item is part of:||Hugh V. McKay, Agricultural Implement & Machinery Manufacturer, Ballarat & Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Agricultural Equipment Manufacturers & Importers, Sunshine, Victoria, H.V. McKay Sunshine Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Crop Management - Harvesting|
|Tertiary Classification:||reaper - binders|
|Original Caption:||Britain's record harvest home. Landgirl at the wheel.|
|Inscriptions:||Typed in blue ink on back ' NO REPRODUCTION FEE PAYABLE / (3300) / BRITAIN'S RECORD HARVEST HOME. LANDGIRL AT THE WHEEL. / Great Britain has seen her efforts to increase / the area of home-grown corn rewarded by one of the most / magnificent crops of all time./ Landgirls have been specially recruited to work / on the farms, and their songs can be heard above the rattling / of the tractors. / THIS PHOTOGRAPH HAS BEEN PASSED BY THE CENSOR.'
Handwritten in pencil on the back, 'LANDGIRL ON SUNSHINE BINDER 1942'
Stamped in blue ink, '4614 / 29 APR 1947'
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||England, Great Britain, 1942|
|Manufacturer of Item Depicted:||H.V. McKay Massey Harris Pty Ltd, Sunshine, Victoria, Australia, 1942|
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