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Joseph R. Askew at Magill and Co. Seed House, Fargo, N.D.
Joseph R. Askew at Magill and Co. Seed House, Fargo, N.D.
TitleJoseph R. Askew at Magill and Co. Seed House, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1917
DescriptionWagon loaded with bags of sweet clover seed parked in front of Magill and Co. located at 8 South Broadway. Joseph R. Askew on grain cart, Casselton N.D. Copy of check written to W.H. Askew, Joseph Askew's father, taped to the bottom of the photograph.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectAgriculture
Subject (LCTGM)Carts & wagons
Horses
Sweet clover
Seed trade
Checks
Personal NameAskew, Joseph R., 1893-1962
Organization NameMagill and Company (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
AddressFargo (N.D.) - S. Broadway - 0-9 block
Decade1910-1919
Item Number493.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original25 x 31 cm.
Transcription"Red Clover Seed, Joe R. Askew 1893, on top of load."- Written note accompanying photograph.
"Wagon Load of Red Clover Seed Marketed in Fargo Brings the World's Record Price. A check for $3, 247.17, probably the largest sum ever paid in the world for a single load of clover seed, was paid by Magill & Co., of Fargo, to W.H. Askew, a farmer residing near Casselton. Mr. Askew marketed the load of clover shown in the accompanying picture, and received the check facsimile of which is also presented here. The Casselton man planted 65 acres to medium red clover last spring, and it yielded three and one-half bushels of bright, choice seed an acre. On the basis of gross income, the clover seed crop was worth $50 an acre to Mr. Askew, in addition to the value of the crop for feeding purposes." - Fargo Forum, Dec. 1, 1917, p. 2.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionJoseph R. Askew Photograph Collection 493
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/8538
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (493.1)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs005995
Original SourcePhotographic Print
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