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Rice Harvest, Santa Anita Ranch (1955)

Brazoria County Historical Museum

Silent | 1955

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  •  Scenes from a rice harvest 
  •  A group of men pose patiently for the camera 
  •  Cattle graze in the pasture 
  •  A farmer with his crop 
  •  The hogs come home 
  •  A harvester at work 
  •  The harvested grain, collected in a truck, is loaded into the mill 
  •  The mill processes and packages the grain 
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This industrial film footage captures scenes of a rice harvest in 1955, including processing and milling. Later, at the Santa Anita Ranch no. 2 in Linn, Texas, ranchers, cattle, and hogs spend time in the fields and pastures. The producer of this film, Jim W. Keeland, was a photographer and videographer in the Houston area for sixty years. He took photographs and films for Houston's NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV, from 1948 until 1961, worked for the Houston Post from 1951 to 1982 as a printer, and was a freelance photographer of agricultural subjects.