Category Archives: Luddite photo

Listening to a Radio Crop Report 1923


Farmers poked the “cat’s whisker” of their crystal sets around on a piece of quartz until they picked up the crop reports and then listened intently. The information they heard through their earphones helped them decide what to raise and when to sell. This farmer is listening to a 1923 broadcast from Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration.

(Note that Thursday is Luddite Photo Day at B.P.A.)

1870 Photo: Australian Farm Yard


Australian farm yard, Ovens River. 1870. Photograph of an early Australian farm scene. Shows bushland in background, a woman with two small children, haystacks, a man operating a horsedrawn plough, a bullock team and a second man watching l.r. From State Library Victoria Collection.

(Note that Thursday is Luddite Photo Day at B.P.A.)