Three Men in Field with Stacks of Grain, Hungary


This photograph, taken in Hungary in 1923, is from the Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection at the Library of Congress. Frank G. Carpenter (1855-1924) was an American writer of books on travel and world geography whose works helped to popularize cultural anthropology and geography in the United States in the early years of the 20th century. Consisting of photographs taken and gathered by Carpenter and his daughter Frances (1890-1972) to illustrate his writings, the collection includes an estimated 16,800 photographs and 7,000 glass and film negatives. At the time this photograph was taken, the Hungarian agricultural sector was still quite backward. Most of the land was held in large estates, while 40 percent of all peasants were either landless or possessed holdings too small to support themselves.

Last updated: September 29, 2014