Courtesy of Library of Congress, Vachon, John, "Fresh plowed land, Greene County, Iowa," April 1940
The image was taken in Greene County, Iowa, by photographer John Vachon in 1940. It shows a line down a field where one side is freshly plowed and the other is not. There is a train going by in the background.
- What man-made features can be seen in the photograph?
- Do you suppose the land on the right always looked this way in Iowa? Explain.
- What has happened to the land on the left side of the image? Why has this happened?
- What are some examples of things in the image that show how Iowa's land has been changed? Explain why they have been changed.
Vachon, John, "Fresh plowed land, Greene County, Iowa," April 1940. Courtesy of Library of Congress