Weekly photo challenge: Earth

First, obviously, one is not a photograph. It is a painting, called “The Gleaners” by Millet, of women collecting the remaining wheat after harvest. It was painted around the 1850s.

Second, I didn’t take the photo. It was taken by my grandfather, and shows my family picking ears of corn that were left behind after corn picking. They, too, are gleaning. It is the 1950s.

In memory, the painting was on our porch wall.

I’m struck by the similarities of the two images almost 100 years apart.

And how women bend at the waist.

And how the earth provides.

 

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