Corn Eating Contest, 1950

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Corn Eating Contest, 1950

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 14, 2018

The kid likes corn, what more can we say? This photo was taken by the Minneapolis Star Journal Tribune in 1950.

See it in Collections Online.