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Exhibitors have often created or commissioned photographs to record their triumphs at particular agricultural shows. These images of winning exhibits are usually specially mounted, inscribed and framed, suggesting that they commemorate significant occasions in a breeder’s or grower’s work and life. These pictures vary in style and materials, reflecting changing photographic fashions and techniques, but also perhaps revealing in their choice of subject matter, composition and treatment, particular ideas about the nature of agriculture.


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