• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • A corn husking hook was used to strip the ear from its outer covering. It attachs to the hand with canvas and maintains a sharp metal hook. Every farmer in McLean County was familiar with husking hooks, which were used from the earliest settlement until the 1930s. A glove-like canvas device fitted with a sharp steel hook was used to do the job. Competition for labor at harvest was intense as farmers competed in making husking a social event. H... more
    A corn husking hook was used to strip the ear from its outer covering. It attachs to the hand with canvas and maintains a sharp metal hook. Every farmer in McLean County was familiar with husking hooks, which were used from the earliest settlement until the 1930s. A glove-like canvas device fitted with a sharp steel hook was used to do the job. Competition for labor at harvest was intense as farmers competed in making husking a social event. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
  • Mch0251.jpg