"Corn Aphis: a, natural size." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Aphis

"Corn Aphis: a, natural size." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Corn Beetle: a, larva, natural size; b, larva, magnified; c, perfect insect, natural dize; d, perfect insect, magnified." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Beetle

"Corn Beetle: a, larva, natural size; b, larva, magnified; c, perfect insect, natural dize; d, perfect…

A bunny watching his chickens eat corn while smoking his pipe.

Bunny with Pipe

A bunny watching his chickens eat corn while smoking his pipe.

Indian corn

Corn

Indian corn

Ears of corn.

Corn

Ears of corn.

The typical representation of corn on a topographical map.

Corn

The typical representation of corn on a topographical map.

An ear of corn.

Corn

An ear of corn.

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Large corn crop

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Man in a sparse cornfield.

Corn crop

Man in a sparse cornfield.

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

Corn Field

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

"Corn Fly (Chlorops taeniopus): a, a portion of a culm or stem of wheat with swollen joint, caused by larva of corn fly; b, larva; c, pupa; d, fly, natural size; c, fly, magnified." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Fly

"Corn Fly (Chlorops taeniopus): a, a portion of a culm or stem of wheat with swollen joint, caused by…

Illustrated are kernels of corn on the cob. Behind is sweet corn. Pop corn is in the front.

Corn on the Cob

Illustrated are kernels of corn on the cob. Behind is sweet corn. Pop corn is in the front.

A corn plant.

Corn Plant

A corn plant.

Simply insert a dried ear of corn in among the spikes and twist it. The sharp ends scrub the kernels off the cob and into the container.

Corn Sheller

Simply insert a dried ear of corn in among the spikes and twist it. The sharp ends scrub the kernels…

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

Corn Sprout

An illustration of a small corn plant including the roots.

Several ears of Country Gentleman Sweet Corn.

Country Gentleman Sweet Corn

Several ears of Country Gentleman Sweet Corn.

A good ear of dent corn.

Dent corn

A good ear of dent corn.

Method of drying seed corn

Drying corn

Method of drying seed corn

Illustrated is early marblehead, a sweet corn.

Early Marblehead Corn

Illustrated is early marblehead, a sweet corn.

Good ears of flint corn. Grown for grain in the northeast United States.

Flint corn

Good ears of flint corn. Grown for grain in the northeast United States.

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

Germination test of ears of corn

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

Golden bantam is a variety of sweet corn.

Golden Bantam Corn

Golden bantam is a variety of sweet corn.

Indian Corn or Maize is a well known species of cereal. It is used as food and is gathered in October and November.

Indian Corn

Indian Corn or Maize is a well known species of cereal. It is used as food and is gathered in October…

This is a tall cereal grass featuring large ears.

Indian Corn

This is a tall cereal grass featuring large ears.

This is a tall cereal grass, bears kernels on 'ears' which are widely cultivated.

Indian Corn

This is a tall cereal grass, bears kernels on 'ears' which are widely cultivated.

A plate of several ears of Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn.

Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn

A plate of several ears of Kennerly's Extra-Early Sweet Corn.

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds the embryo.

Kernel of Corn

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds…

"Ruby, a new medium early variety, is likely to become a very decided favorite. The stalk, and also the husk, are of a ruby red color; the kernel is very white, of good size, and excellent flavor."—Rawson, 1892

Ruby Sweet Corn

"Ruby, a new medium early variety, is likely to become a very decided favorite. The stalk, and also…

An unfertilized ear of corn. Only a few kernals formed.

Unfertilized corn

An unfertilized ear of corn. Only a few kernals formed.

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

Check-row corn-planter

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

Crow-blackbird

A pair of crow-blackbirds, perched on a stalk of corn.

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

Stalk cutter

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

Yields of adjacent rows in an ear-row test, showing the difference in yielding power of two ears that looked equally good.

Ear-row test

Yields of adjacent rows in an ear-row test, showing the difference in yielding power of two ears that…

An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear.

Flail

An instrument for threshing or beating grain from the ear.

"Argent, a garbe proper. GARBE. The heraldic term for a sheaf of any kind of corn." -Hall, 1862

Garbe

"Argent, a garbe proper. GARBE. The heraldic term for a sheaf of any kind of corn." -Hall, 1862

Germination test of different ears of corn.

Germination test

Germination test of different ears of corn.

An illustration of a group of people sitting in a barn surrounded by corn while shucking fresh ears of corn.

Group Shucking Corn

An illustration of a group of people sitting in a barn surrounded by corn while shucking fresh ears…

This illustration shows a plantlet of Indian corn.

Indian Corn

This illustration shows a plantlet of Indian corn.

A male stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

Indian Corn

A male stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

A male stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

Indian Corn

A male stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

A female stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

Indian Corn

A female stalk of Indian Corn or Maize.

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

Lister

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

A corn husking machine has a hollow cylindrical drum. The drum wall has at least one aperture there through which is suitable for unhusked ears of corn to pass through from outside the drum to the hollow interior of the drum.

Corn Husking Machine

A corn husking machine has a hollow cylindrical drum. The drum wall has at least one aperture there…

"Ionic order. From the Temple of Athene (Minerva) at Priene." —D'Anvers, 1895

Ionic order

"Ionic order. From the Temple of Athene (Minerva) at Priene." —D'Anvers, 1895

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers , shown here, are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers , shown here, are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers, shown here, on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears which are are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently spread throughout the American continents.        Indian Corn, or maize, grows with a strong, jointed stalk, rising to the height of five to fifteen feet. The male or sterile flowers are arranged in a loose, spreading panicle at the apex, called the tassel and the female fertile flowers on the side. Each plant bears from one to five ears, are cylindrical and enclosed in a covering of leaves called husks. A ear of corn is shown here. The ears consists of grain, arranged around a pithy cylinder, called the cob. The seeds are rounded on the surface and compressed on the sides. Indian Corn is annual and is one of the most important of all the cultvated plants.

Indian Corn

Maize known as corn by most English-speakers, is a cereal grain domesticated in Mesoamerica and subsequently…

The Cole corn planter, well-suited for planting large acreages of corn.

Cole corn planter

The Cole corn planter, well-suited for planting large acreages of corn.

This corn planter featured an adjustable dropping device. This allowed the operator to drop the corn in the intended place on the furrows.

Corn Planter

This corn planter featured an adjustable dropping device. This allowed the operator to drop the corn…

"A primitive mill for grinding corn, the stone of which was turned by the hand before the invention of windmills or water-mills. It is a contrivance of great antiquity, and so well adapted for the wants of a primitive people, that we find it perpetuated to the present day in remote districts of Ireland, and some parts of the Western Islands of Scotland." — Chambers, 1881

Quern

"A primitive mill for grinding corn, the stone of which was turned by the hand before the invention…

Generally inhabiting Europe, the land-rail is also known as the corn-crake. It averages about seven inches in length.

Land Rail

Generally inhabiting Europe, the land-rail is also known as the corn-crake. It averages about seven…

This plant belongs to the Valerianella.

Corn Salad

This plant belongs to the Valerianella.

"Corn Sawfly: a, maggot, natural size; b, maggot, magnified; c, the maggot in its ear in the stem of the corn; d, female insect, magnified; e, female insect, natural size." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Corn Sawfly

"Corn Sawfly: a, maggot, natural size; b, maggot, magnified; c, the maggot in its ear in the stem of…

A grain of corn.

Seed

A grain of corn.

A seedling from a grain of corn.

Seedling

A seedling from a grain of corn.

A more advanced seedling from a grain of corn.

Seedling

A more advanced seedling from a grain of corn.

This corn sheller design allowed corn to dropped to a hopper which was then carried using the rotational energy of the sheller wheel until the cob stroked the guard.

Corn Sheller

This corn sheller design allowed corn to dropped to a hopper which was then carried using the rotational…

A germinating spore of smut, a fungus that effects corn crops.

Germinating spore of smut

A germinating spore of smut, a fungus that effects corn crops.

An illustration of a soldier sitting on a rock eating a fresh ear of corn.

Soldier Eating

An illustration of a soldier sitting on a rock eating a fresh ear of corn.