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Racks of corn suspended over a warm kitchen stove.
Two individuals tying up ears of corn on a rack for drying, c.1910.
Individuals evaluating stalks and ears of the corn in a field to select the best seed for the following year, c.1940s.
Large lecture room at University of Minnesota with ears of corn laid out for judging by students. Photographed by Harry D. Ayer c.1910.
Individual using a horse drawn planter to plant seed corn, c.1905.
Two individuals contemplating how to grow corn in Minnesota’s cold climate.
A stalk of corn shivering in Minnesota’s cold climate.
Hand of an American Indian symbolically offering ear of corn to colonists. Used in The Grain That Built a Hemisphere, 1943.
Corn god holding an ear of corn. Photograph by Wikimedia Commons user ŠJů, 2012.
Drawing of a temple built in honor of maize. Used in the Disney film The Grain That Built a Hemisphere, 1943.
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