Historical Photos

1940 – Sugarcane Fields in Schriever, LA

Allis-Chalmers UC Cane tractors with Thompson Conversions working ground and traveling from one sugarcane field to the next. These photos were taken in June 1940 in Schriever, Louisiana. Photographer Wolcott, Marion Post (1910-1990) These photos are from the Library of Congress, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black and White Negatives collection. The collection includes

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1960s – Rice Farming – Steve Kole Farm

These photos are from the book titled: The Photo Story of The Kole Farm & Family 1935-1968. The book can be purchased at this link, https://kempcosolutions.com/index.php/product/the-photo-story-of-the-kole-farm-family-1935-1968/ Bogged John Deere “105R” Rice Combine “Doodle-Bug” Winch Cable Rescue 1968. Repeated Maneuvers with the “Doodle-Bug” advanced the “105R” Combine to better ground. Donald Broussard is the operator on

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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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