meyer_2 January 25, 2019January 25, 2019 Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager Previous Next China – Kansu Chinese agriculture. Alternate Title: Wooden plow. Near Cheng hsien. Chinese agriculture. Near view of Chinese plow, which is really a transformed spade. The steel point is the only piece of metal found in this instrument and yet tens of millions of human beings are fed through the action of so simple a tool. September 30, 1914. All photographs by Frank Nicholas Meyer (1875-1918). Eastern Asian Historical Photograph Collections, Arnold Arboretum Archives. Copyright © 2006, President and Fellows of Harvard College, Arnold Arboretum Archives; all rights reserved.