Rural Harvey County Harvest Scene – c. 1895 photo. The custom was for the farmer to provide meals for the harvest crew – which equaled lots of food to be prepared for all those hungry stomachs. This particular group had a dinner wagon (behind the regular wagon which can be seen over the shoulders of the man on the far left). The two women in the long prairie style skirts, blouses and bonnets would have prepared the food in the dinner wagon at a spot in the fields where the harvest was happening. Since the fourteen men in the crew were able to take their meal breaks in the field, time was not lost for a trek to the farmhouse. Photo source: HCHM Collection