Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Farming [June 2009]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

Farming

 

Hines, Lewis, photographer. Boys judging prize heifer at 4-H Club Fair at Charleston, W. Va. (1921). from Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.  http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ncl2004003585/PP/

1790-1800:

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Thomas Jefferson's design for a plow, ca.

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For sale. The quantity of 389,565 acres of farm lands

1830 - 1850:

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Broadside advertisement for an estate sale in Nelson County, Kentucky

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The North Bend farmer and his visitors

1850 - 1860:

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Life of George Washington--The farmer / painted by Stearns ; lith. by Régnier, imp. Lemercier, Paris.

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Choice farm lands for sale! The Illinois Central rail road company is now prepared to sell about 1,500,000 acres of choice farming lands in tracts of 40 acres and upwards, on long credits and at low rates of interest ... [Chicago? Ill.

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Norwegian farm

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Adjourned sale of real estate. The undersigned will sell at public auction on Wednesday, January 13th, 1858

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Life of George Washington - The farmer

 

1860 - 1890:

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How to get a farm, and where to find one.

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Life on the farm

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I feed you all!

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Public Sale of Stock and Farming Utensils!

 

1890-1900:

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A start in life. A journey across America. Fruit farming in California. By C.F. Dowsett

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Filipinos planting rice, Philippine Islands

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Spring ploughing, New England

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Out Nebraska way

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Husking hominy

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Bushu senju

1900-1910:

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Farming

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Artesian well pumping water for home and irrigation, Ormond, Fla

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Grosse Isle duck farm, ten weeks old ducks

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Cattle on the Grassmyer farm near Amherst, north of Riverdale, Nebraska.

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Irrigable public lands to be located under the "Carey arid land act." where they may be scientific, intensive, reliable farming. [n. p.] [c. 1905].

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Indian farming

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In the rice fields of La..

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Radford & Sons, near Newark, Kearney County, Nebraska.

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A prairie dairy farm, S.W., La..

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Celery field.

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Indians farming on Fort Peck Res.

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J.F. Jacobson, with farmer and farming machine in yard

1910-1920:

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An Ostrich as a trotting horse

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Branding at the William Stock Farming Co., ca. 1913

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Western farming

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Farming scene, Alaska

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Primitive farming at village near Lystra's old site, Asia Minor

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Armenian refugees from Istanbul, assisted by Near East Relief, farming in field, Rodosto, Thrace

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Japan: wooden plow

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GIRL SCOUTS. FARMERETTES HARVESTING CROPS

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Plowing with primitive native plow - how the Russian peasant tills his leased fields

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Mowing alfalfa, Roswell, New Mexico

1920-1930:

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Farming scenes. Three horses pulling disk II.

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Farming scenes. Three horses pulling disk IV.

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Farming scenes. Goats in barn.

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Farming scenes. Farmer putting out milk cans.

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Farming scenes. Farmer on team of horses II.

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Farming scenes. Horse and wagon in field.

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Farming scenes. Tobacco farm I

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Farming scenes. Farm scene

Farming scenes. Corn field

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Boys judging prize heifers at 4 H Club Fair at Charleston, W. Va. Location: Charleston, West Virginia / Photo by Lewis W. Hine.

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Farming scenes. Three horses pulling a disk

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Farming scenes. Bottling goat milk in dairy

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The farmer's standard of living; a socio-economic study of 2,886 white farm families of selected localities in 11 states.

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President Coolidge on the farm, Plymouth, Vt..

1930-1940:

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Livestock shelter on Charles Banta farm near Anthon, Iowa

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Straw barn built by Lloyd Sampson for his chickens and livestock near Armstrong, Iowa

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Banta, farmers near Anthon, Iowa.

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Farming of sharecropper, cut-over farmer of Mississippi bottoms.

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Cattle pens, Pickaway Livestock Cooperative Association, central Ohio

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Livestock display, county fair, Ohio

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Livestock auction, San Angelo, Texas. Notice that picture includes spectators, auctioneer and livestock

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Livestock on Knowlton Plantation, Perthshire, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

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Drought corn. Central Georgia.

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Cattle in cornfield ruined by drought and grasshoppers. Near Carson, North Dakota.

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Corn, Kansas

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FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients near Carutherville, Missouri.

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Farmer handpicking corn near Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois.

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Sheep in transit. Oneida County, Idaho.

 

1940-1950:

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A Witwer dairy and cattle farm. Mr. Witwer also owns a chain of grocery stores. Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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A Witwer dairy and cattle farm. Mr. Witwer also owns a chain of grocery stores. Near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (#2)

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Cattle of Iowa corn farm, Grundy Country, Iowa.

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Dairy cattle at Casa Grande Valley Farms, Pinal County, Arizona.

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Dairy cattle eating while being milked, Casa Grande Valley Farms, Pinal County, Arizona.

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Annual farm and home week.

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Poultry farm, Manzanar Relocation Center, California / photograph by Ansel Adams.

1970-1990:

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Seed Drill

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Hay Rake on Tractor

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Horse-Drawn Hay Rake

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Mowing Machine at Eden Valley Ranch, 1918

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Old Buck Rake

 

Unknown Year:

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Public sale. On the day of at Warmick Furnace

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Corn field on Henry James farm, El Jardin Tract

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Corn field on Henry James farm, El Jardin Tract (2)

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Established in 1835. John McElroy & Son. manufacturers of light and heavy farm wagons!

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Farming

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Western farming

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Farming scene, Alaska

 

Farm Buildings in the "Built in America" Collection:

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William & Lucina Bowe Ranch, Livestock Barn, 330 feet southwest of House, Melrose vicinity, Silver Bow County, MT

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Altman Farm, East side of Buckely Road, 0.5 mile south of Seven, Denver, Denver County, CO

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Schlake Ranch, New Barn, 2300 East Washington Street, Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA

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Thomas Powers Ranch, Livestock Barn, 4137 North Highway 224, Snyderville, Summit County, UT

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Fort Buford, Old Stables Site, Fort Buford, Williams County, ND

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Jones Livestock Barn, Tobaccoville Road (moved to South Main Street, Old, Bethania, Forsyth County, NC

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Schlake Ranch, Poultry Complex, 2300 East Washington Street, Petaluma, Sonoma County, CA

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Amaziah Burcham Farm, Livestock Barn, South Second Avenue, Millville, Cumberland County, NJ

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Piper Farm, House, Sharpsburg vicinity, Washington County, MD