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Removing stones on stone boat from cut-over land. Iron County, Michigan, Photographer Russell Lee, May 1937

Removing stones on stone boat from cut-over land. Iron County, Michigan, Photographer Russell Lee, May 1937

“Farm Woman using her electric mangle” (J. M. Butzko, Montgomery County, Indiana, August 12, 1930) Between World War I and II, laborsaving machinery changed housework. Electric washing machines, mangles (a machine for pressing cloth), irons, and vacuum cleaners made individual tasks much easier, but higher standards of cleanliness, fewer domestic workers, and increased responsibilities associated with childcare made more work for homemakers and mothers.

“Farm Woman using her electric mangle” (J. Butzko, Montgomery County, Indiana, August Between World War I and II, laborsaving machinery changed housework.

Marlboro Boy: July 1939. "Ten-year-old son of tobacco sharecropper can do a 'hand's work' at harvest time." Seen here feeding logs into the fire next to flue of the curing barn. Granville County, North Carolina. Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

July 1939 - son of tobacco sharecropper can do a 'hand's work' at harvest time." Seen here feeding logs into the fire next to flue of the curing barn. by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration.

Civil War Era Family

Odd to see a Civil War era photo with such an informal pose. Edward O. Ord, wife and child at the residence of Jefferson Davis. In the doorway is the table on which the surrender of General Robert E. Lee was signed,

20 Vintage Photos Of Nebraska Farms In The 1930s

These 20 Rare Photos Show Nebraska's Farming History Like Never Before

Farmer working at sorghum mill, Lancaster County, Nebraska Photographer John Vachon October 1938

Straining the sorghum on the farm of J. W. Stooksberry, Anderson County, Tennessee. This is the primitive way of making molasses, October 1933 | Flickr -  The U.S. National Archives

Straining the sorghum on the farm of J. This is the primitive way of making molasses, October 1933

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