N.p. N.p., Circa 1964. Archive of 12 vintage vernacular photographs of a tractor pull at the Boone County Fair in Indianapolis, circa 1964.
Tractor pulling (or "tractor pulls") became popular in the midwest in the 1950s and 1960s, and endure to this day. Pulls generally consisted of tractors in varying weight classes competing in towing a "drag," which was either composed of dead weight or, as indicated in many of the photographs, a group of people stepping onto a sled at fixed positions in order to increase resistance as the pull continued. Farm equipment companies would often sponsor displays of their newest appliances at the events, allowing farmers and their families a chance to examine the items up close (and, during the pulls themselves, witness the machines' raw power). Included in the archive are several photographs of Carmel, IN dealership Riley Brothers' display of the Oliver 1800 tractor, released as part of Oliver's four-digit model series after the company's acquisition by White Motor Corporation in 1960.
Photographs 7 x 5 inches, housed in a 5.5 x 7.75 x 1 inch Kodak box. Photographs generally Near Fine, box Very Good plus.