Finding a Lost Vintage Tractor Buried in Ireland

There was an old tractor that got lost in a bog.

Now its up and running again like a hog.

In the old days of farming, farm equipment was often left where it died. But this farmer decided to bury his old C JACKSON MAYO ten feet under bog mud.

Now, a 56- years old tractor that was buried in a bog for 10 years has not only been rediscovered and dug up, it’s expected to be in full working order soon.

The old gent says it was buried for about 10 years. A hole was dug and the tractor was placed in it upside down, then it was covered back up completely.

“I did not think much about it again until last year,” said Mr. Jackson, who added that after a dry spell, the man who had buried the tractor dug around in the area and found the tractor after it had been 10 years underground.

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Vintage Tractor photography and artwork

Photographs of Old Tractors for a Retro Decor

Old Tractors Photographs by Edward M. Fielding

Photographs of old tractors
Photographs of old tractors by Edward M. Fielding

Living in the rural Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, I have the opportunity to find a lot of old, vintage tractors still at work in the fields or stored in barns around the area.

I’ve come to know of a lot of old tractors around these parts. Some are restored beauties brought out by the local antique tractor clubs and showed off at country fairs while others are simply old family heirlooms that just won’t die and are still hard at work in the fields each summer.

You can see my entire collection of old tractor photographs, watercolors and artwork here: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Old Tractor Wall Art

Photographs of old tractors make a handsome nostalgia statement as wall art. At home in an old farm house, country estate, a restaurant with a homey, back to basics, farm to table concept or even in a office as a look back the fine machinery of yesteryear.

Large tractor image makes an impact in a contemporary decor.
Large tractor image makes an impact in a contemporary decor.

Tips for decorating with old tractors for a retro country decor

  • Decorating your home with farm and tractor decor can provide a sense of peace and coziness that other styles can’t deliver. Rustic tractor and farm designs are perfect for a country kitchen, busy farmhouse or noisy chicken coop – to decorate your favorite room in country style.
  • Display in groups of three.  Odd numbers of items look more appealing and displaying three old tractor photographs will have more impact than a single tractor image.
  • Go big for a modern look.  A wall of smaller items has an old fashioned look, for a modern contemporary style using retro photographs of old tractors, go big with a single large canvas print.  Canvas prints are lightweight and can easily be hung and moved if needed.

You can see my entire collection of old tractor photographs, watercolors and artwork here: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Old Tractor Black and White Square
Old Tractor Black and White Square – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

 

 

 

 

Tractor art in the living room
Tractor art in the living room – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Rustic farm equipment and photographs of old tractors make a fine way to create a masculine rustic effect in your decor. Hardworking, sweaty, manly farmers and the work horses of the farm – the tractor are as masculine as it gets. Large canvas prints of old tractors would give a large space a modern yet retro masculine look while a more traditional approach is to group a lot of framed images on a single gallery wall.

Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print
Vintage Ford Tractor Square Framed Print – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor

Classic Vintage Film Cameras

I’ve always enjoyed my position in history in terms of technology. In middle school I enjoyed the dawn of the home video games, we had a Pong and then later a Magnavox Odyssey², which my Dad liked over the Atari system because it came with a keyboard and perhaps had more educational opportunities.

The Magnavox Odyssey² and its two hard-wired controllers
The Magnavox Odyssey² and its two hard-wired controllers

I graduated High School in 1984, just when personal computers were becoming mainstream.  The report card system still used punch cards!  In my first year at Boston University, I did have a class that required sending stat problems to the mainframe computer for batch processing.  By my sophomore year you could rent time on an Apple computer to work on papers. By the time I graduated just about everyone had their own home computer or laptop.

During this time I also used film cameras, developed my own negatives and had a closet darkroom set up.  In High School I had and Olympus OM-10 35mm film camera and then after that fell in the lake I got an Olympus OM-G.

My first online purchase was an old 4×5 Graflex Crown Graphic press camera that shot Polaroid Type 45 Positive/Negative film with and developed in a bucket.

Old Press Camera
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When digital cameras rolled around, I wasn’t an early adopter.  I was busy with a career in the Computer Magazine Publishing Industry which was seeing an upheaval.  Instead when my son was born I bought a Sony video camera and took a lot of video and had a small digital point and shoot camera.  It wasn’t until years later that I had time to get back into photography and purchased a Panasonic Lumix G Series mirrorless camera and started to take serious photographs. Later I added a series of Fujifilm small cameras and a full frame Canon 6D DSLR to my equipment.  My most recent addition has been a GoPro Hero5 Black action camera. The world of digital technology is always exciting and I’m glad I lived in the pre-digital, vinyl record, cassette tape analog world growing up to really appreciate what we have now.

Open All Night – Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Coffee at the Diner

“Draw one – a cup of mud”

“Draw one in the dark”

“Pair of drawers”

“Blonde and sweet”

Diner Coffee – How ever you order your coffee at the diner, you’ll know the diner waitress will always be back for a frequent top off of hot joe.

Coffee at the diner
Coffee at the diner “Open All Night” by Edward M. Fielding

Diner Memories – I recently sold this photograph of a traditional diner cup of coffee in a classic diner to to a buyer from Hendersonville, TN..  The New England area still has a lot of classic diners in use, many of them from the Worchester Diner Company such as one in the photo.

Shot at the Four Aces Diner in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the original 1952 Worcester Diner Car number 837.  If you are in the area, you have to try their Red Flannel Hash – so good!

We love diners and breakfast all day, so when ever we are traveling around and spot a diner, we’ll stop in for a Western omelette or eggs over easy.  Luckily we’ve been able to find them all over the country.  I have a full section in my portfolio just of diner photographs.

Diner Neon Clock
Recently sold a 14.000″ x 10.500″ print of Time To Eat to a buyer from Cleveland Heights, OH.

New Hampshire is simply classic diner fan heaven with so many classic diners spread around the state!  Here is a check list of diners to experience the next time you are traveling around New Hampshire:

104 Diner
752 NH Route 104
New Hampton, NH 03256Airport Diner
2280 Brown Avenue
Manchester, NH 03103

The Bacon Barn
4 Sanborn Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053

Coffee Pot Restaurant
30 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Cross Roads Diner
94 New Rochester Road
Dover, NH 03820

DaddyPops Tumble Inn Diner
1 Main Street
Claremont, NH 03743

The D.W. Diner
416 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054

Donna’s Place
28 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Fast Eddie’s Diner
320 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH 03842

Four Aces Diner
23 Bridge Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784

Four Seasons Diner
1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Friends Diner
85 Allenstown Road
Allenstown, NH 03275

George’s Diner
10 Plymouth Street
Meredith, NH 03253

Gilley’s Diner
175 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Hollis Market Place Diner
4 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Joey’s Diner
1 Craftsman Lane
Amherst, NH 03031

The Lebanon Diner
24 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH 03766

Lindy’s Diner
19 Gilbo Avenue

Keene, NH 03461

Littleton Diner
170 W Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

MaryAnn’s Diner
29 East Broadway
Derry, NH 03038

Marcus P’s Diner Plus
50 Main Street
Greenville, NH 03048

Margie’s Dream Diner
172 Hayward Street
Manchester, NH 03103Miss Wakefield Diner
7 Windy Hollow Road
Wakefield, NH 03872

Moe Joe Country Diner
649 E Industrial Park Drive
Manchester, NH 03109

Murphy’s Diner
516 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Norton’s Classic Cafe
233 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060

Union Diner
1331 Union Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246

Peterborough Diner
10 Depot Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Pink Cadillac Diner
17 Farmington Road
Rochester, NH 03867

Plain Jane’s Diner
897 Old Route 25
Rumney, NH

Poor Boy’s Diner
136 Rockingham Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Red Arrow Diner – Manchester
61 Lowell Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Red Arrow Diner – Milford
63 Union Square
Milford, NH

Remember When Diner
1 Wildwood Lane
Rochester, NH 03867

Roundabout Diner
580 U.S. 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Steves Diner
100 Portsmouth Avenue
Exeter, NH 03833

South Side Diner
127 Rockingham Road
Derry, NH 03038

Sunny Day Diner
Route 3
Lincoln, NH 03251

Suzie’s Diner
76 Lowell Road
Hudson, NH 03051

Tilt’n Diner
61 Laconia Road
Tilton, NH 03276

Trackside Cafe
66 Lincoln Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding
Breakfast Served All Day by Edward M. Fielding

We’ve haven’t even hit all of the diners in the state of New Hampshire but we’ve certainly been to our fair share in Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine as well as more far reaching spots in Montana, Florida and even diners in Canada.

My wife Wendy and I even “starred” in a TV commercial filmed  in a diner on Prince Edward Island for the Atlantic Lottery.  There I am at 27 seconds getting my 12% piece of the pie!  Yum!

My Dad’s Super 8 Footage from Vietnam

Vintage Vietnam Kodak Super 8 Footage

Like many men, my father was quite the gadget guy in his youth. He had a reel to reel tape player, big console stereo system and liked to shoot home movies on Kodak Super 8 film.

He paid for college by joining the ROTC and later provided for his young family by joining the Army. Surviving two tours of Vietnam he made a 22 year career out of the service, then later retired and went back to his first plan of being a history teacher.

While in Vietnam he recorded a lot of audio letters back to the family as well as shot film on his Kodak Super 8 camera. I’ve inherited a few boxes of slides, photos, negatives and footage.

Unfortunately it’s rather expensive getting this stuff converted to digital as well as time consuming looking through the edited and unedited reels. But I did managed to get the following footage transferred to digital. Maybe if it make enough advertising money I can afford to get some more of this material transferred.

The Old Red Truck

I can faithfully say that I’ve never seen an old vintage red truck that I didn’t like. I don’t think my car can physically drive past an old red truck. Call it an obsession or some thing primal but I just love the look of old red farm trucks, especially found the wild.

Old Red Farm Truck Framed
Framed print of the old red truck by Edward M. Fielding http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/old-red-ford-pickup-edward-fielding.html

It can be a completely restored, freshly waxed, just pulled out of the garage beauty or an aged, weathered and rusty old relic in a field. I just love the look of these vintage old workhorses.

If I had the money, my next prop purchase would be an old red farm truck that I could drive around and place in the country landscapes that surround my area.  Forget about the prop guns, skulls, baskets, suitcases etc that I use, I’d be happy to transport them all around in my old red truck.

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Of course I know nothing about cars so that might be a problem.  Although I do understand that these old cars are much simpler than today’s computer driven vehicles so maybe it wouldn’t be such a problem to maintain it.

Even better would be to meet someone who owns a great old truck and would enjoy driving around the area parking it in the perfect spots for me to photograph.  Anyone out there in the Upper Valley who owns a great old vehicle and meets this description? 😉

Red Neck Moving Day
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Photographing Vintage Cars in the Wilds of New England

Meanwhile I’ll just have to keep my eyes peeled and find them “in the wild” as I call it.  Not in a car show but out in the open in their natural environments.

Sounds crazy right?  Finding a beautiful old vintage car parked in the perfect spot ready to be photographed?  Well luck favors the prepared and I’ve been lucky on a number of occasions.  Partly because I’m out photographing a lot and partly because there are lot of great old cars still knocking about in New England at least when the weather is good.  Something about Yankee thrift I suppose which as kept these old cars in top condition and stored away from the elements.

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Limited Edition Release “Vintage Typewriter” on Saatchi Art

Now available on Saatchi Art – a new limited edition release of “Vintage Typewriter” by Edward M. Fielding

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Photography-Vintage-Typewriter-by-EMF-Limited-Edition-1-of-100/693319/3354652/view

New Limited Edition Release Vintage Typewriter

New Limited Edition Release Vintage Typewriter http://tinyurl.com/h4uu7tz

  • Photography: Black & White and Digital on Paper.
  • Limited Edition – signed and numbered by the artist. 17″ x 21″ with a 2 inch margin.
  • A still life of an old, vintage, antique typewriter by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding. A simple reminder of yesterday’s technology and how far we’ve come.
  • Gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. Custom trimmed with 2″ border for framing.
  • Keywords: sepia, toned, typewriter, vintage, still life, antique, keyboard, object, old

Records – Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf

Classic Vinyl Records

Artwork featuring classic vinyl records.

Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Framed Print
Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Framed Print

…an analoguesoundstorage medium in the form of a flat polyvinyl chloride (previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
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Bob Seger – Old Time Rock n Roll – The Distance Tour 1983

Did you know? At the lowest point of record sales, a Vinyl revival began in the mid 2000s. Worldwide sales of vinyl records have since increased every year since 2006. In 2015 music sales of vinyl records were back at the level of 1988.

 

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ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:  Canvas Print by Edward Fielding CANVAS PRINT Framed Print by Edward Fielding FRAMED PRINT Print by Edward Fielding PRINT  Poster by Edward Fielding POSTER  Metal Print by Edward Fielding METAL PRINT  Acrylic Print by Edward Fielding ACRYLIC PRINT Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Wood Print by Edward Fielding WOOD PRINT Greeting Card by Edward Fielding GREETING CARD  IPhone Case by Edward Fielding PHONE CASE  Throw Pillow by Edward Fielding THROW PILLOW The Shelf Duvet Cover  DUVET COVER  Shower Curtain by Edward Fielding SHOWER CURTAIN Tote Bag by Edward Fielding TOTE BAG Round Beach Towel by Edward Fielding ROUND BEACH TOWEL Take Those Old Records Off The Shelf Carry-all Pouch by Edward Fielding CARRY-ALL POUCH  Beach Towel by Edward Fielding BATH TOWEL  Weekender Tote Bag by Edward Fielding WEEKENDER TOTE BAG  Portable Battery Charger by Edward Fielding PORTABLE BATTERY CHARGER Men’s T-Shirt (Regular Fit) by Edward Fielding APPAREL  Coffee Mug by Edward Fielding

 

Someone Remembered – Christmas gift in the old truck

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A red Christmas present sitting inside an old rusty truck. Quechee, Vermont. Fine art photography by Edward M. Fielding
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Someone Remembered takes place in a field in Vermont where an old farm truck took its last breaths and died. Back in the day before we had modern conveniences such as transfer stations, recycling or even dumps. Old cars and farm machinery simply ended where their usefulness ended.

I’ve photographed this old truck in the past and it’s a favorite spot of mine. It’s in the database so to speak – a swirling folder of locations I keep in my head. Since working with book publishers these last few years creating book cover images, I’ve been working on introducing more and more storytelling in my images. Creating images that feel like a frame out of a movie or page out of a book rather than simple documentation of an object or scene.

Rather any simple documentation of a subject I want the image to create story-lines in the viewer’s head. Close up shots of this truck in the past suggested to me that maybe the truck was in an accident, maybe the driver was drunk and hit a tree or it was some tragic suicide. Maybe the truck is haunted?

Who remembers Walgreen Drugs?

Walgreen Drugs – fine art photograph

Vintage Walgreen Drugs Store Neon Sign
Vintage Walgreen Drugs Store Neon Sign

Walgreen Drug Vintage Neon Sign

I spent some time in Universal Studios in the back lot photographing the vintage signs, faux old buildings and cars.  You have to move fast.  You really have to plan out a strategy.  Buy your ticket in advance, get to the front gate early in the morning and make a beeline to the back lot before the crowds.

You really only have minutes to find, compose and shoot the shots you want to capture before the throngs of people are in the way.

Vintage Walgreen Drug neon sign is available as prints and products here: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/featured/vintage-walgreen-drugs-store-neon-sign-edward-fielding.html

About Walgreen Drugs

“Walgreens” began in 1901, with a drug store on the corner of Bowen Ave and Cottage Grove in Chicago, owned by Galesburgnative Charles R. Walgreen, Sr. By 1913, Walgreens had grown to four stores on Chicago’s South Side. It opened its fifth in 1915, and four more in 1916. By 1919, there were 20 stores in the chain. As a result of alcohol prohibition, the 1920s was a successful time for Walgreens. Although alcohol was illegal, prescription whiskey was available and sold by Walgreens.

In 1922, the company introduced a malted milkshake, which led to its establishing ice cream manufacturing plants.

More from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

A few more memories and blasts from the past from Orlando’s Universal Studios amusement park including a 1950s Mel’s Diner and vintage classic cars.
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A classic vintage Chevrolet sedan on the streets of old New York City.

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At Mel’s classic Drive in.

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Duff Beer – “Can’t Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff” – Photographed at Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, in Krustyland, part of the Simpson’s themed area.

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Harry Potter’s school for wizards, Hogswarts Castle in Hogsmeade. Fine art photography and digital wizardry by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com

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Chief Clancy Wiggum is a fictional character from the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Hank Azaria. He is the chief of police in the show’s setting of Springfield. He is the father of Ralph Wiggum and the husband of Sarah Wiggum.