This photo was taken around 1910, and it shows four men collecting the potatoes. The harvester throws the potatoes out of the ground, and people pick them up. The harvester is made of metal. You can't buy that kind today, but you could buy one that is a lot bigger and hooks up to a tractor, not a horse.
Back then, all the farmers had to have a harvester if they planted potatoes. If you didn't have one, you would probably borrow the neighbor's. The harvester was only used for digging potatoes. The "digger" was part of daily life in the fall. Every day, you would hitch the digger up to the horses and hit the field for the day.
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