Harvest Scene, Plimoth Plantation, Massachusetts

This image shows a typical harvest time view of the reconstructed village of Plimoth Plantation.

Published by Plimoth Plantation, Inc., Plymouth, Mass.

The description states:

AUTUMN HARVEST

Indian summer comes to Plimoth Plantation as a Pilgrim farmer shocks his corn and children play in the sun-warmed Village street. Scene at the replica Pilgrim Village of Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Mass.

–The corn harvested at that time would have been what is now called Indian corn, a much reduced version of the huge hybrid ears we see today. It is unlikely this was eaten directly off the cob. Instead, it would have been dried, ground into a meal and fried or baked.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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