PhotographerTheodor and Oskar Hofmeister
AtelierGeorg Büxenstein & Co.
Image Dimensions: 15.9 x 22.2 cm : Art folio #6, plate #5
Ernte translates to “Harvest” in English. This photograph has also been titled Abend or “Evening” and “The Haymaker”.
Original copy for this entry posted to Facebook on August 24, 2011:
Mechanized harvesting has overtaken manuel labor in most parts of the world. Overt romanticizing aside, PhotoSeed’s collection is an opportunity to see a world without the advent of the Industrial Revolution. “Harvest” is one example from this era by the Hofmeister brothers of Hamburg, Germany.