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corn harvesting, corn husking, Bethel township, seed, corn crib, Pennsylvanian Dutch dialect, superstitions


Handwritten manuscript entitled, "Corn", by Victor C. Dieffenbach, dated October 1, 1953. Within, Dieffenbach details various processes of harvesting and husking corn that he gathered from Berks County, Lebanon County and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Also included are lore and superstitious beliefs related to corn.

Corresponds to:

Packet 577-213-51 through 577-213-60


Signed in Dieffenbach's pen name of "Der Oldt Bauer" (The Old Farmer).


English and Pennsylvania German

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Dieffenbach on Corn, October 1, 1953



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