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Agricultural engineering photo collection completed

Published on
January 12, 2021

WUR Library added a large photo collection on agricultural engineering to the WUR Image Collections. The photos document the development of mechanisation processes in the Dutch agricultural and horticultural sectors from 1950 to 1990.

Agricultural Engineering photos

Over 35,000 photos from photographers employed at the Institute for Mechanisation, Labour and Buildings [Instituut voor Mechanisatie, Arbeid en Gebouwen (IMAG)] were added to the WUR Images Collections. The IMAG is a former scientific institute in Wageningen. The research of the IMAG focused on mechanisation processes in agriculture and horticulture.

Many of the photos were made by photographer Jan Vierbergen. He was employed by the IMAG. Main topics are research setups for the testing of agricultural machines, installations and buildings. The photo collection ranges from about 1950 until 1990.

How did we do this?

The photos are originally mounted on system cards to which typed data was added. The system cards with the photos were digitised as a whole. The photos in the Image Collections are the result of an automated cropping process and the data have been extracted from the scanned cards by optical character recognition (OCR). The texts are in Dutch.

    Creative Commons/Copyright

    The photos can be downloaded for free. They can be used and distributed for non-commercial use. The Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 is applicable. Wageningen Research holds the copyrights to this collection.

    WUR research image collections

    Do you have an image collection related to WUR research? Please contact us for more information on presenting and storing your collection in Wageningen University & Research Image Collections. We offer assistance in preparing the images and the metadata.

    Examples from the new photoset:

    Arbeidsphysiologisch onderzoek/ N. Hoogendoorn, 10/1956
    Arbeidsphysiologisch onderzoek/ N. Hoogendoorn, 10/1956
    Ondergrondvijzel (bezandingsmachine)/J.C. Glerum, 1957
    Ondergrondvijzel (bezandingsmachine)/J.C. Glerum, 1957
    Aanvoer potgrond voor perspottenmachine/ J. Vierbergen, 08/1979
    Aanvoer potgrond voor perspottenmachine/ J. Vierbergen, 08/1979
    Mest uitrijden in Zeewolde/1987
    Mest uitrijden in Zeewolde/1987