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)
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.
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:
I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
I’m sick of just liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s.
Cornish has historically been a well-known summer resort for artists and writers. Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens began coming to Cornish in 1885, seeking a studio away from the summer heat of New York City. Artist friends followed him, including painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish, who designed and built his estate, the Oaks, in the area. The surrounding area became the center of the popular Cornish Art Colony
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A short movie with scenes from my travels around the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire.
New Hampshire and Vermont’s Upper Valley is surrounded by the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire and consists of many small, wonderful towns and cities. Home to DHMC and Dartmouth College, the ninth oldest college in the country and proudly serving the Ivy League community, Hanover New Hampshire offers the hustle and bustle of an upscale-casual city with a small town feel.
The region along the Connecticut river upstream and downstream from Lebanon, New Hampshire and White River Junction, Vermont, is known locally as the “Upper Valley”. The exact definition of the region varies, but it generally is considered to extend south to Windsor, Vermont, and Cornish, New Hampshire, and north to Bradford, Vermont, and Piermont, New Hampshire.
To buy prints, framed artwork, canvas prints, metal, prints as well as products such as tote bags, cell phone cases, throw pillows and more with photographs from the Upper Valley, visit: http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/
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I use my photography to communicate my vision of the world. My work deals with storytelling in light and shadow from the beauty, texture and shape of every day objects to wonders of the natural world. — Edward M. Fielding
Fine art photography and digital art by artist Edward M. Fielding. Fielding is an artist working in the photography and digital media. As a freelance artist my work is currently represented by several leading stock agencies.
My work has appeared in featured in numerous magazines, greeting cards, advertising, book covers and media companies as well as been widely shown and juries into fine art shows.
Recently I was one of the featured artists in the PhotoReel art show at Gallery W at the Whitney in the Berkshires.
In addition to fine art photography, I enjoy being a staff educator at the AVA Gallery and Arts Center in Lebanon, NH teaching creative technology such as Scratch and Lego Mindstorms robotics to elementary and middle school children.
Many of the images featured here on Fine Art America are available for rights managed licensing for book covers and other projects from Arc Angel Images – http://tinyurl.com/aww2wzl
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A collection of farm, rural, country living images from artist and photographer Edward M. Fielding. Photographs and artwork taken and inspired by New England farm scenery around the Vermont and New Hampshire area known as the Upper Valley. See the entire collection here – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/collections/farm+life
The Farm Life Collection
The Farm Life Collection includes over 250 images dealing with rural and country scenes of farm animals, barns and agricultural landscapes.
“After The Storm Passes” framed print by Edward Fielding. Customize your print to life with hundreds of different frame and mat combinations. Our frame prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered “ready to hang” with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Ships within 2 – 3 business days. Storm photographs and artwork – http://edward-fielding.pixels.com/art/storm
Vintage Tractor Gallery – a portfolio of over 100 vintage tractor photographs and artwork
Barns, Farms, Fresh Country Air
From Jenne Farm in Reading, Vermont to the backroads of Orford, NH, to walking the dog in Etna, NH, the Farm Life collection captures scenes from old family farms that still work the soil, milk the cows, tap the trees and produce fresh food for local tables.
A selection of ten great old vintage tractor photographs and artwork from the portfolio of Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
Tractor artwork for fans of old farm equipment and great country decor. The tractor artwork is available as canvas prints, metal, framed and matted artwork and more!
This old red tractor can be found on display at the Quechee Village in just outside of Woodstock, Vermont.
Early morning fog over a great older John Deere, green and yellow tractor in Etna, New Hampshire. Many of these classic old tractors are still in use after so many years of service.
A collection of old retired tractors line up outside a farm in the Keene, New Hampshire area.
This old tractor comes to visit a meadow near my home twice a summer to cut the hay. Who knows how long this old work horse has been in service. These machines sit outside in the weather half the time but they seem to live forever.
So, out back lie iron hunks of metal
That once was the heart of the farm.
Tractors and old trucks in their former glory
Just waiting to be restored and remind us of their story.
Part of a poem by Cindy Ladage –
Amazing detail on this old tractor and the rustic barn its housed in when not in use haying fields in the Lyme, New Hampshire area.
A cute old vintage Ford tractor still in use on a hay field in Etna, New Hampshire. Love the blue and white color scheme and the rounded art deco styling.
A collection of old vintage tractors on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Acrylic painting effect from an original photography by Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com
Antique tractors can indeed still perform on a modern day farm, but different tractors may be needed for different farming purposes. Before buyers run out and purchase an antique tractor, there are a few things that they should consider and a few questions that they may need to ask themselves first.
There are four basic tractor front-end types that are built for various farming needs.The tricycle front end tractor is mainly dubbed as a row-crop tractor because it is narrow and works well between rows of crop. It is generally used for cultivating. The name of the tractor describes its physical characteristics as it is designed with two spaced back wheels and one front wheel. Some tricycle tractors actually have two front wheels, but they are situated so close together that the tractor still has a tricycle-like appearance.
Farmall was a model name and later a brand name for tractors manufactured by the American company International Harvester (IH). The Farmall name was usually presented as McCormick-Deering Farmall and later McCormick Farmall in the evolving brand architecture of IH.
Farmalls were general-purpose tractors. Their origins were as row-crop tractors, a category that they helped establish and in which they long held a large market share. During the decades of Farmall production (1920s to 1970s), most Farmalls were built for row-crop work, but many orchard, fairway, and other variants were also built. Most Farmalls were all-purpose tractors that were affordable for small to medium-sized family farms and could do enough of the tasks needed on the farm that the need for hired hands was reduced and the need for horses or mules was eliminated. Thus Farmall was a prominent brand in the 20th-century trend toward the mechanization of agriculture in the US.
An old John Deere tractor outside a historic old barn in downtown, metropolis, Etna, New Hampshire, part of Hanover, home to Dartmouth College.
Close up of an great old tractor showing years of service and work.
Tractor photography season is here, at least that’s how I see it. I live in a rural area of New Hampshire near the Vermont boarder and one thing we have plenty of is tractors and nice old vintage tractors. These are not museum pieces although we have those also on display at the Tunbridge World’s Fair and the Cornish County Fair and other places around the area. Clubs dedicated to restoring and preserving old tractors.
But beyond the museum pieces we have a lot of great old farm equipment in use in the hay fields and pastures around the region. Beautiful old beasts, some in great shape, others coaxed into working condition with a squirt of oil and a kick to the carburetor.
I’ve come to know several of these great old farm machines as they move around the neighborhood plowing this field one week and another the next week. Some of the old Ford machines have nice rounded bonnets that remind me of art deco styling in their blue and white two tone paint jobs. The John Deere’s sport their famous green and yellow colors while the MF’s wear a coat of red paint. No to be confused by the really one machines covered in rust.
Newer machines seem to be eye popping orange or bright red or that green/yellow combination. One thing you can tell by looking in the yard of a local farmer is the brand loyality. These beasts of the fields seem to last forever and if they ever are retired usually they are added to the line up in the back 40 or out by the utility barn. Maybe they’ll be scavenged for parts or be restored at some later date if there is any time left after a busy day working the farm but one thing seems for certain, its tough to get a loyal customer to switch brands, at least by the look of things.
Since I live in a rural area of New Hampshire, close to Vermont, tractors are common subject for me to find and photograph. Is there a right way and a wrong way to photograph tractors? Of course not. Like anything related to creative arts, its up to the artist to choose how they want to portray the subject of tractors.
Examples of Tractor Photographs
Here are some examples from my portfolio of vintage tractors available for purchase as prints, framed and mated art, canvas prints, acrylic prints and more via – edward-fielding.pixels.com
This square cropped shot of a tractor in a field gives just enough information about the scene to understand its in a field at the edge of a forest.
This old photograph of the old retired tractor in the shed takes a traditional Ansel Adams type approach with long dynamic range and deep depth of field. While not f64 view camera type of depth of field, this shot was taken on a very sturdy tripod with a very small aperture to capture all of the detail of the scene in crisp resolution. The viewer is left to admire the fine details and all of the beautiful texture and junk around the scene. The subject is place dead center allowing the view to gaze into the middle of the symmetrical drivers seat and wheel of the tractor.
In contrast to the previous tractor photograph, this one uses a shallow depth of field to blur out the busy background. Notice too that main focal point, the weather and rusty grill on the tractor is composed off center to add interest.
This sunset photograph of an old John Deere tractor in a hay field uses a wide angle lens to distort the large tire nearest to the lens and add depth to the scene with the dairy barn in the background.
A foggy morning and soft muted colors set the mood in this tractor photograph taken in Lyme, New Hampshire.