July 30, 1931: A field of crops ravaged by grasshoppers in the Great Plains. According to an Associated Press article published a few days earlier, one South Dakota farmer, “hearing that turkeys would eat the grasshoppers, sent his flock into the fields.” In something of a David-and-Goliath tale, the turkeys came back without feathers. Photo: The New York Times
The Times’ The Lively Morgue is a relatively new blog, but already proves able to live up to its promise of being “A Treasure House of Photographs”. The back-story on how The Lively Morgue came to be can be found - where else? - at Storyboard: The Morgue Lives!