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  • Subject (Images): Agricultural laborers
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    • Threshing Demonstration

    • 1930; 1931; 1932; 1933; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939
    • Davie County Public Library
    • A new era of agricultural practices began in 1918 with the appointment of the county's first farm agent, employed to instruct and advise farmers on better practices. In 1922, E.C. Tatum was employed to teach vocational agriculture at Mocksville...
    • Tobacco Farmer

    • 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows a African American farm worker driving a John Deere tractor pulling two tobacco drags filled with harvested tobacco leaves. A young African American child sits behind the man.
    • Mule and Tobacco Drag

    • 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Photos show a tobacco drag being pulled by a mule down a dirt path. The mule is being driven by an African American farm worker. Behind them is a field. On the far side of the field are tobacco barns and out buildings.
    • Man and Boy with Tobacco

    • 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows an African American man and boy standing in front of a field of tobacco. The boy is holding a tobacco stick with a cut tobacco plant hanging from it, possibly for curing.
    • Man with Cane

    • 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows older African American man walking down a dirt road which leads to a farm house and building. Huge trees hide the house in the background.
    • Sallie Davis with Watermelon

    • 1951
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows Sallie Davis sitting on a grassy bank eating a watermelon.
    • Tobacco Workers

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows farm workers preparing tobacco to go to market. It has been cured and now it will be removed from the sticks and sorted by quality of the cured leaf.
    • Mule and Farmer in Tobacco Field

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image is a long shot showing an African American farm worker driving a tobacco drag, or sled, across an empty plowed field. The tobacco drag is pulled by a mule.
    • Tobacco Workers

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows farm workers preparing tobacco to go to market. It has been cured and now it will be removed from the sticks and sorted by quality of the cured leaf.
    • Cutting Tobacco Sticks

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows two men cutting tobacco sticks for use in the harvesting and curing process. Tobacco would be attached to the stick with twine then hung for curing.
    • Tobacco Barn and Mule

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image is a long shot of a tobacco barn showing harvested and cured tobacco under the front shed. Under the shed on the right, stacks of tobacco sticks can be seen. Farm workers are visible in the photo as well as a tobacco drag, or sled, pulled...
    • Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows a woman, at the right, stringing (also known as tying or looping) tobacco to tobacco sticks. A young boy is handing tobacco to her for stringing. Behind him is a tobacco drag containing the leaves.
    • Stringing Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows two women in the foreground stringing (also known as tying or looping) tobacco to tobacco sticks. Behind them, a young boy is handing over tobacco for stringing. Between the two groups is a tobacco drag containing harvested leaves.
    • Man and Boy with Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows farmer with young boy standing beside a tobacco plant that has flowered. The flowers of the tobacco plant were removed by hand in a process known as "topping". This field has not been topped.
    • Weighing Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows tobacco being weighed at the warehouse.
    • Setting Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows two farm workers setting, or transplanting, tobacco seedlings. The two men are on a cultivator driven by a third. The cultivator creates the hole for the seedling and waters the plant.
    • Tobacco

    • 1956
    • Braswell Memorial Library (Rocky Mount, N.C.);
    • Image shows farm workers preparing tobacco to go to market. It has been cured and now it will be removed from the sticks and sorted by quality of the leaf.

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