Prairie Farmer Turns 100:

The 1941 WLS Family Album

Featuring the Photographs of Fons Ianelli

Curator's note: Prairie Farmer celebrated its centennial by including a number of photographs taken by Fons Ianelli. Ianelli (1917-1988) was twenty-four years old and at the beginning of his career (he took up photography in 1938). His images here reflect superb lighting, dramatic camera angles and a fine sense of composition. It's clearly a case of commercial photography rising to the level of art.

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