"In America the cicadas have the general name of <em>Harvest-flies</em>; they are also often improperly called <em>Locusts</em>. There are several species, one of which, the Red-eyed cicada, <em>C. septendicim</em>, is remarkable on account of the popular notion that it appears only once in seventeen years, in the same locality, being supposed to pass the interval in its preparatory stages." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Cicada

"In America the cicadas have the general name of Harvest-flies; they are also often improperly…

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

Ancient coin

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

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.

An illustration of a family standing in front a barn filled from harvest.

Family & Barn

An illustration of a family standing in front a barn filled from harvest.

"The true ticks attach themselves parasitically to the bodies of various mammals, as sheep, oxen, dogs, etc." &mdash; Williams, 1889

Harvest-tick

"The true ticks attach themselves parasitically to the bodies of various mammals, as sheep, oxen, dogs,…

Harvesting by hand.

Harvesting

Harvesting by hand.

Men with their seasons harvest on a cart.

Harvesting

Men with their seasons harvest on a cart.

An illustration of a wagon covered with hay.

Hay Wagon

An illustration of a wagon covered with hay.

A middle-buster for cotton fields.

Middle-buster

A middle-buster for cotton fields.

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain, and one harvesting wheat.

Peasants Working

An illustration of a group of peasants working the field; one plowing the field, one hauling grain,…

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

Raking hay

Raking hay and loading it onto a wagon.

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

Reaping

A man reaping grain with a sickle.

An illustration of people harvesting a whale.

Whale Harvesting

An illustration of people harvesting a whale.