Farmers’ Almanac

Kosti Ruohomaa had an ongoing interest in links to the past. Living in an era when the wider culture was focused on modernity and progress, Ruohomaa liked to use his photographs to capture the old and the traditional. This interest took many forms; in this series, Kosti takes photos illustrating quotes from the Old Farmer’s Almanac, including images of the vagaries of weather, farmers reading the almanac, and spring tasks on Lewis Malcolm Twyman’s Rapidan, Virginia, farm. 10 Images from the Virginia farm were published in the April 2, 1945 issue of Life magazine, p.111-117.