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Photo, Print, Drawing Bill Senecal ranch, stacking hay, Avon, Montana

About this Item


  • Bill Senecal ranch, stacking hay, Avon, Montana


  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Collector)
  • Stanton, Gary Ward, 1946- (Photographer)

Created / Published

  • Montana, July 24, 1979


  • -  Haying equipment
  • -  Ranchers
  • -  Photographs
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- Montana


  • Photographs
  • Ethnography


  • -  Note: Online digital image numbers may be offset by 1 or 2 digits from the film negative frame numbers.
  • -  Index data: Film negative frame numbers, descriptions: at Senecal ranch, Avon MT: 1-3, Lynn Thomas driving the bunch rake; 4-7, Bill Senecal operating the stacker from the Dodge; 8-9, Bill Senecal; 10-12, fieldworker Mike Crummett photographing, Ronnie [Rodney?] Richey [Richie?] pitching on the hay stack; 13, Tom Senecal working on the stack; 14-16, 18, Mike Crummett on the stack; 17, 19-21, Tom pitching hay on the stack, getting it out from in front of the stacker; 23-26, wide angle shots of equipment and stacker [22 exposed to light, 23-27, accidental vignetting of images]; 27 Bill Senecal drives off with the short haul bull fork; 28-31, fieldworker Mike Crummett, [Ronnie? Rodney? Richie? Richey?], and Bruce Thomas on the stack; 32-34, Tom Senecal, [Ronnie? Rodney? Richie? Richey?], and fieldworker Mike Crummett on top of the stack; 35-37, Bill Senecal sitting on the short haul stacker. Fieldworkers' notes indicate that there were two nearby operations owned by branches of the Senecal family (Johnny Senecal, Bill Senecal), variously referred as ranches or farms. Initial frame numbers as typed in photographer's log sheets; frame numbers in square brackets as assigned at time of scanning.


  • 35 mm black-and-white film negatives

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1981/005: 1_22840

Source Collection

  • Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image

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Credit line: Montana Folklife Survey collection (AFC 1981/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Stanton, Gary Ward, and Gary Ward Stanton. Bill Senecal ranch, stacking hay, Avon, Montana. United States Montana, 1979. Montana. Photograph.

APA citation style:

Stanton, G. W. & Stanton, G. W. (1979) Bill Senecal ranch, stacking hay, Avon, Montana. United States Montana, 1979. Montana. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Stanton, Gary Ward, and Gary Ward Stanton. Bill Senecal ranch, stacking hay, Avon, Montana. Montana. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.