Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Here are some photos featuring Kansas farm boy – Dan Gardner taken in June, 1947.

Here we see Dan in front of some kind of pre-historic computer.

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy, Dan Gardner in his room seated at his desk with 4-H club ribbons awarded to him on his many projects. © Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Farmer Boy Dan Gardner with roan Shorthorn and Hereford (white faced).© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Farmer Boy Dan Gardner with baby calf. © Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Before the scientists figured out the evil formula for the hog feed, hogs were fed skim milk and Oreo cookies.

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy Dan Gardner feeding a mixture of his and his father's hogs skim milk.© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Late dinner with the family, the clock shows 7:50PM.

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy, Dan Gardner having meal with his parents.© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Malted milk – the gateway drink to other malted beverages.

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy, Dan Gardner (2R) with friends in drug store having malted milk.© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

After a cup of malted milk, the only thing you want is some square-dancing. The kid seated next to the door looks like he is doing community service, the girl standing on the right stuck her tongue out; must be thirsty for some of that milk.

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy, Dan Gardner (center) at 4-H square dance.© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

Old Photos: One Day In Life Of Kansas Farm Boy

Kansas Farm Boy, Dan Gardner in his room seated at his desk with 4-H club ribbons awarded to him on his many projects.© Time Inc. Wallace Kirkland

  • http://hyperblogal.blogspot.com/ hyperblogal

    Actually, that looks like a great life for a kid…. hard but simple.

  • Farm Person

    LOVE these series. And that malted milk comment made me snort… what can I say? You’re funny.

    As I always note with these old photos, the parents look SO much older than the kids. The boy is maybe 16? And the parents look to be in at least their 50s?

  • http://kcmeesha.com m.v.

    I didn’t think people were having kids late at that time. 40-year-old new moms just recently became common and this is 1947. Must be the hard life.