Eastern Harvey County Wheat Harvest Scene – ca. 1895 photo. In late May but usually in June, wheat was ripe and ready to harvest. Within a short time, it needed to be cut, bundled, stacked, threshed and cleaned. This harvest scene in eastern Harvey County was captured by L. Scott, Photographer, Claflin, Kansas. Shown in the middle of the photo is a reaper-binder with an auger carrying bundles of wheat to the waiting wagon on the right. The reaper-binder cut the wheat crop and bound the stems into bundles or sheaves. On the left side of the photo, bundles are being placed on a hay stack. The bundles had to be carefully stacked to protect the grain until threshing. Photo source: HCHM Collection