Rural Life

Horse Power on the Farm: 1940

Horse Power on the Farm: 1940

Farmall tractor and draft horse on a farm in Jasper County, Iowa. Photo taken by photographer John Vachon in 1940. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. Vintage photos provided by LOC. Original medium: nitrate negative.

African American Farm Boy: 1938

African American Farm Boy: 1938

Black boy on farm with plow horse, Guilford County, North Carolina. Photo taken in 1938 by photographer John Vachon. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

A Successful Hunt: 1887

A Successful Hunt: 1887

Hunters, including African Americans, in military uniforms at a camp on Oak Creek, Arizona with deer hanging from tree. Photo taken in 1887 by photographer Edgar Alexander Mearns. LOC original medium: photographic print on cabinet card.

Antique Farm Equipment: 1936

Antique Farm Equipment: 1936

Vintage photo of farm equipment exhibit by International Harvester, Eastern States Fair, Springfield, Massachusetts. Photo taken in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Ready To Pull: 1936

Ready To Pull: 1936

Farmer with plow horses, probably in Missouri, although photo has no information with it other than being in a collection of Missouri photographs. Carl Mydans, photographer for the U.S. Resettlement Administration, 1936. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

Hand Cranked Grinding Wheel: 1936

Hand Cranked Grinding Wheel: 1936

Men using a hand cranked grinding wheel to sharpen the blade of an old mowing machine. Photo taken on a farm near Hyde Park, Vermont in 1936 by photographer Carl Mydans for the U.S. Resettlement Administration. FSA / OWI Photograph Collection. LOC original medium: 35 mm nitrate negative.

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