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In traditional dress, a group of Amish farmers check over draught horses to be sold at farm show auction. The Mennonite sect is one of the few that still refuses to use motorized farm vehicles. Farmers say price of gasoline finally has exceeded cost of feed, so many others showed interest in the sales. Farm show officials said it was the largest auction in years. As one added, jokingly, a horse doesn't need a 10,000-mile check. Open in full size

In traditional dress, a group of Amish farmers check over draught horses to be sold at farm show auction. The Mennonite sect is one of the few that still refuses to use motorized farm vehicles. Farmers say price of gasoline finally has exceeded cost of feed, so many others showed interest in the sales. Farm show officials said it was the largest auction in years. As one added, jokingly, a horse doesn't need a 10,000-mile check.

Picture, 1977, English

In traditional dress, a group of Amish farmers check over draught horses to be sold at farm show auction. The Mennonite sect is one of the few that still refuses to use motorized farm vehicles. Farmers say price of gasoline finally has exceeded cost of feed, so many others showed interest in the sales. Farm show officials said it was the largest auction in years. As one added, jokingly, a horse doesn't need a 10,000-mile check.

Picture, 1977, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Mennonites - 1970 - 1979

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0026844f