Contributed by Leeds Historical Society
Until the 1920s when automatic husking machines were installed inside the factory, corn was husked by hand at the H. F. Webb Corn Shop in Leeds, in what was known as a husking shed.
Children often worked part-time, walking down the road during their lunch break from the McKinley School in Leeds Center to the corn shop.
About This Item
- Title: Husking shed, H. F. Webb Corn Shop, Leeds, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: Leeds Center
- Town: Leeds
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 19.5 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Agricultural laborers--Maine--Leeds
- Canning industry--Maine--Leeds
For more information about this item, contact:Leeds Historical Society
553 North Road, Leeds, ME 04263
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