These photos tell the story of potato planting season on a family farm in northern Maine in May 1943.
Photographer John Collier of the Farm Service Administration was in Aroostook County and paid a visit to Acadian farmer Leonard Gagnon in Fort Kent..
Starting out for the fields...
Young Ben Gagnon hitches a ride on the planter.
Leonard Gagnon and hired man load the hopper.
Planting potatoes in the rocky soil of northern Aroostook...
The hired man pours seed potatoes into a tub to re-fill the planter.
Planting straight rows...
The farmer's children help with the planting operation.
Leonard Gagnon's daughter, Marianne.
The rolling fields of Fort Kent, near the Canadian border.