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Threshing Run #7
  • David Edwin Bernard
    born: Sandwich, Illinois, United States ; died: St. Cloud, Florida, United States ; active: United States
  • Threshing Run #7, 1984
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color linocut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 303 x 400 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 381 x 535 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 7/8 x 21 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 x 21 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Charles L. Marshall
  • Not on display
  • 1992.0213

This print shows to good advantage the drive belt connecting the steam-driven tractor to the threshing machine. It took special skill to line up the implements involved in this complex operation that separated grain from straw. The belts were often quite long in part because the greater length meant more weight and thus better traction. This print was produced for the Friends of Art, Kansas State University.