Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

The anatomy of an Allis-Chalmers auction on a Minnesota farm August 6, 2010

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THEY CAME…

the young

and the older

to Allis-Chalmers collector Carl Krueger’s farm

where he sold his beloved truck

and his cherished Allis-Chalmers tractors

to the highest bidders.

The collectible Allis-Chalmers tractors

even the Wallis

and the Allis-Chalmers tractor manual sold.

But the neighbor’s rare 1964 Schafer failed to get a high enough bid.

Auction attendees fueled up on bars from the Lutherans

clasped steering wheels

at the auction on a Minnesota farm field on an August afternoon.

© Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling

(See my August 2 post for additional photos from Carl Krueger’s Allis-Chalmers auction.)

 

2 Responses to “The anatomy of an Allis-Chalmers auction on a Minnesota farm”

  1. Audrey, I love your photos! The closeup of the steering wheel, the front with someone’s hand on the hood, closeup of someone driving… To me those are such real and moving shots. These type of photos bring out the emotions/feelings of the moment. For me, the viewer, those photos bring the moment alive. Keep up the great work! Nancy F.

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Thank you, Nancy. I appreciate that you recognize what I am attempting to show through these close-up shots. I want to give you, the reader, that personal touch, to make you feel like you are right there, at the auction, with me.


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