A collection of vintage films, sales pitches and commercials for the Ford line of tractors which dates back 100 years. I’ve collected a number of fine art photographs and artwork of vintage Ford tractors in the New England region including many of these fine old machines still in running condition and even still in used on farms in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Fine art photographs and prints of vintage Ford tractors by visual artist Edward M. Fielding can be purchase as greeting cards, prints rolled in a tube, frame and matted museum quality artwork, wood, canvas, acrylic prints and even on products such as t-shirts, tote bags and shower curtains. Makes a great gift for the Ford tractor fan in your life.
More classic vintage Ford antique tractors – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/ford+tractor
Ford Tractor Company vs. Fordson
Ford Tractor Company was a company in Minneapolis, Minnesota, active 1916–1917, that built tractors to facilitate “horseless farming”. It was not related to the Ford Motor Company.
The choice of name has been assessed as deceptive by later commentators. Businessman W. Baer Ewing had hired tractor designer Robert Kinkaid to develop his product line, but named the company after one Paul Ford, a local hardware clerk Ewing had hired, allegedly to leverage the Ford name to take advantage of customer confusion with Henry Ford. The company may have hoped for a quick settlement with Henry Ford to acquire the name, but instead Henry Ford marketed his own line of tractors, beginning in 1916, under the brand name Fordson.
The company is the subject of a silent educational documentary produced in 1917, Horseless Farming With Ford Tractors.
The Art of the Tractor – celebrating the beauty of old farm tractors with fine art photographs and artwork from around New England and the world.
Living in the heart of old tractor hunting grounds, in the Upper Valley region and Kearsarge area of New Hampshire, near the boarder of Vermont, Fielding spends his time hunting the surrounding towns of Springfield, Sunapee, New London, Hanover, Lyme, Cornish as well as deep into rural Vermont in pursuit of fine old vintage tractors in the wild to photograph.
John Deere, Farmall, International Harvester, Ford – if it is an old tractor sold back in the day in New England, chances are Fielding has found and documented it.
Old tractors still in use plowing and haying meadows, old antiques restored and proudly displayed, classics for sale, rusty old heaps put out to pasture as decorations, cute little red house tractors peeking out of barns.
A tractor is an engineering vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction.
Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction to mechanize agricultural tasks, especially (and originally) tillage, but nowadays a great variety of tasks.
To the tractor lover, there is something magical about the tractor in the pasture. It represents wisdom, strength, and former glory as the plower of soil, tender of crops, and the backbone of the nation.
Today, these rusting piles of iron not only represent the memories of nostalgic farmers (past or present), they represent possibilities of restoration, rejuvenation, and new life as sparkling representations of an age gone by.
Vintage Tractor Fine Art Photography
Old vintage tractors live and breath in Springfield, New Hampshire. I found this wonderful old, patina-ed Ford red and white vintage tractor working on building up a wood pile in a woodlot.
Part of an ongoing series of fine art photographs of vintage tractors in Vermont, New Hampshire and all around New England, including a few as far north as Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can see the entire collection at: https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/tractor
Also join the Vintage Tractor Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/vintagetractorart/
The Ford N-Series tractors are a series of farm tractors that were produced by Ford between 1939 and 1952, spanning the 9N, 2N, and 8N models.
The 9N was the first American-made production-model tractor to incorporate Harry Ferguson’s three-point hitch system, a design still used on most modern tractors today. It was released in October 1939. The 2N, introduced in 1942, was the 9N with some improved details. The 8N, which debuted in July 1947, was a largely new machine featuring more power and an improved transmission. It proved to be the most popular farm tractor of all time in North America.
Beautiful vintage tractor photography by Edward M. Fielding. See the entire portfolio of vintage tractor photographs and artwork available as prints, greeting cards, framed artwork, canvas, metal, wood, acrylic museum quality artwork with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Vintage tractors photographed by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding. “I don’t think I can drive past an old tractor in the field, up by the barn or resting in the back forty without stopping to take a photograph.” says New Hampshire based photographer Edward M. Fielding. “The amazing machine’s are the lifeblood of the farm. Farmers use them for all sorts of chores around the farm, basically taking the place of oxen of old, and unlike the family car hidden away from the elements in the garage, these machine often spend their life out doors getting dirty and grimy. Getting rained on, snowed on and so on but they continue to faithfully do the work around the farm for decades if not for generations. Lots of personality can be found in these old machines.”
Part of an ongoing series of fine art photographs of farm life around New England and Upstate New York by photographer Edward M. Fielding featuring scenes of country and rural life including landscapes, barns, farms, agricultural scenes, livestock, buildings, farm houses, crops, fields, silos, back roads, country lanes and everyday life in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, New York and beyond. Edward M. Fielding is an award winning artist whose fine art photography can be seen Internationally on the pages of magazines and book covers as well as in galleries and private collections in the New England region.
Over 4,500 images from Edward M. Fielding are also available as framed and matted artwork, metal prints, canvas prints and more via his portfolio on Pixels.com at: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/
Capturing that rustic modern look with barn wood frames and vintage farm tractors
The hottest looks these days combine modern and a bit of rustic authenticity. Modern Farmhouse, Industrial and Shabby chic interior design is where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.
At the same time, a soft, opulent, yet cottage–style decor. Say goodbye to the sleek, cold, black metal frames from the dorm room or dentist office and say hello to warm, authentic, real barn wood frames matched with exceptional vintage tractor photography by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding (www.edwardfielding.com)
Several styles and stain colors are available in the gray and white tonal range to match the aged farmhouse look you want for your favorite vintage tractor photograph.
BWC3 – Barnwood – BWC3 – Inner Cap Profile – Drift
- Material: Wood
- Color: Gray
- Style: Simple
- Width: 3.0″
- Rabbet: 0.75″
Examples of Vintage Tractor Artwork and Photography featuring Barn Wood Frames
Hundreds of other framing and matting options are available as well as many different vintage tractor photographs from the portfolio.
Barn Wood – Beautiful Recycled Wood
Barn wood is processed wood retrieved from its original application for purposes of subsequent use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers and decking rescued from old barns, factories and warehouses, although some companies use wood from less traditional structures such as boxcars, coal mines and wine barrels.
Reclaimed or antique lumber is used primarily for decoration and home building, for example for siding, architectural details, cabinetry, furniture and flooring.
Barn wood frames take advantage of the beautiful patina and rustic look of old wood.
My neighbor on Hayfield Road in Etna, New Hampshire, part of Hanover home of Dartmouth College, has this beautiful old red New England dairy barn which we walk the dog by nearly every single day. He used to have a couple of beef cows so we always call this walk – the trip to the cow. The dog understands.
Anyway he also occasionally brings out his cute vintage Ford tractor with its blue and white paint scheme and rounded styling. It really is cute. If any tractor was going to star in a Pixels “Cars” movie, this one would be it.
Recently a large canvas of this image was purchased and is going to Washington, DC.
Old Ford Tractor Colored Pencil
Image Size: 24.000″ x 19.250″
Total Size: 24.25″ x 19.5″
Print Material: Matte Finish Canvas
Frame: 718BLK – Metal Canvas Floater – Black – 718 Profil (718BLK)
Finishing: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas Print – 1.5″ Stretcher Bars – Black Sides
This fine art photograph of an old vintage tractor on a farm in the rural New Hampshire town of Cornish makes a fine print for any modern farmhouse style of decor, refined rustic, cottage, country or farm decorating.
The sepia toned print by Edward M. Fielding looks great in an off white cream colored mat as shown below. A recent customer purchased this large 24 x 30 inch print and matted, mounted on foam core for a client in Woodbury, CT. The client has an heirloom frame waiting for the print.
See all of the vintage tractor photographs in this collection: https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/vintage+tractor
I really like this combination of the off white mat and the sepia tone photograph as ordered by the designer. It looks like an old vintage photograph even though this old tractor is still in use today on the Cornish farm.
Cornish you might know is famous for its covered bridges and the home of recluse writer JD Salinger who wrote “Catcher in the Rye” and is quoted as saying:
Vintage tractor photographs from the New England area by Edward M. Fielding can be purchased in a wide variety of frames from simple black museum type metal frames to hundreds of wooden frames as well as printed on paper, canvas, metal, wood and acrylic as well as matching products such as throw pillows and tote bags.
A nice large print of a vintage tractor with a cream colored mat and rustic barn wood framing looks great in a modern farmhouse decorated home as well as a stately office or hotel lobby.
Vintage tractor fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding can be ordered in all sorts of combinations of frames and mats. Go big for a living room or go small for a guest bathroom. You are only limited by your imagination on which frames you choose for your farmhouse look or go frame less for a more modern look with canvas prints, metal prints, wood prints or acrylic prints.
See all of the great vintage tractor and farming fine art photographs by Edward M. Fielding in this portfolio – https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm
We never tire of beautiful farmhouse decor—from bedrooms to kitchens, take a look at this collection of stunning artwork of vintage tractors, farms, landscapes, cows, barns and more! Great artwork for simple and rustic modern farmhouse styled rooms.
Modern Farm House Style Decor
Old Tractor Brown Toned by Edward M. Fielding Modern Farm House Style Decor https://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/farm
Rustic Modern is a method of interior design that refers to the use of historical period room installations or furniture within a more modern overall room design. The design method is used for both the creation of room design in new homes and the restoration of older homes in an effort to keep their original charm while updating their utility for modern families.
Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.
Rustic Meets Refined – Getting that great modern look with a bit of a country twist just requires a few great elements such as down home photographs and artwork. Old-fashioned farmhouse interiors may have been cozy, but they were also often dark. Today’s approach to farmhouse design combines many of the style’s classic elements — wide-plank wood floors, exposed beams and rustic wood furnishings, with a much brighter take.
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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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