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November 4 Classic Photo: Golden Ears

The man shown in the November 4 Classic Photo (a vertical photo of a man examining corn) was David Meyer, who was alerted to the photo by his son, Douglas Meyer.

“I’m going to say that it was in ‘77 or somewhere in there,” said Meyer, who stated that the picture was taken by the newspaper, “in July or August. There was a major hailstorm there, east of Addieville.”

Meyer stated that he showed damage to both corn and soybeans from the hail, and when he saw the original photo, the damage to the corn he was holding in the photo was much more apparent.