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1939 Sheridan County, KS

These August 1939 photos show William Rall and his Family in Sheridan County, Kansas. William was a farmer and client of the Farm Security Administration. The Farm Security Administration was a New Deal agency created in 1937 to combat rural poverty during the Great Depression. Photographs were taken by Russel Lee (1903-1986). These photos are

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1940 – Cultivating Cotton

A fleet of Farmall tractors cultivating cotton August 1940 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Tractors have taken the place of the mule and the plow on Hopson Plantation where day labor is used almost exclusively, displacing the old tenants on the place. Photos by Wolcott, Marion Post (1919-1990) These photographs are from the Library of Congress, Farm

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1941 – Caterpillar Dealership

This collection of photos were taken at the Caterpillar Tractors and John Deere Combines repair shop in Colfax, Washington in July of 1941. They are not just a unique look at the day to day operations but portraits of the people who worked and did business there. These photographs are from the Library of Congress,

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The Fastest Tractor in the World!

What is the world’s fastest tractor? In 1934 it was the Allis-Chalmers Model U. The record setting speed of 65.45 miles per hour was set by Ab Jenkins, a speed record that went unchallenged for 81 years. There were 34 of these tractors built with a special transmission for speed. Allis-Chalmers is known as the

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