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Sleeping Porch

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: Four beds line either side of the sleeping porch at the farmhouse of J.E. Joyce. A telephone hangs on the wall and striped curtains cover the opened window...

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Self-Wringing Mop

Date: 1923 

Description: Mrs. Jake George stands on a wooden porch while using a foot pedal to wring excess water from a mop.

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Outdoor Chores

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Woman doing chores outdoors.

Date: 1926-07 ca.

Description: A man wearing a bow tie toasts a piece of bread on an electric griddle with its cord hung on a nail on the wall at International Harvester's Hinsdale exper...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A group of girls wearing full-length aprons use manual hand-mixers to beat the contents of bowls in a domestic economy (home economics) class. The tables a...

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Unkempt Backyard

Date: 1923-07 

Description: Rags, discarded shoes, empty bottles and food cans litter the space surrounding a rear entrance to a farmhouse.

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Group of boys standing in line, holding empty plates to be filled by a cook, wearing a chef's hat, who is standing behind a half-door with a pan in one han...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Woman and young girl working in a kitchen canning beans. The girl is standing at the sink running a faucet while the woman is seated at a table using a bea...

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Woman Vacuuming Rug

Date: 1927-10 

Description: Woman vacuuming rug with a "Vacuette" sweeper in a farmhouse living room.

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Canning Peaches

Date: 1926-07-23 ca.

Description: Woman at the Harvester Farm in the process of canning peaches. She is placing the peaches in a cold dip after scalding.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: A metal sanitary garbage pail attaches underneath the kitchen sink and pipes at the farmhouse of Miss Lella Gaddis.

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Campsite with Fire

Date: 1927-08 

Description: Man tending to a campfire while a woman prepares a meal on a picnic table by a tent. A car is parked next to the campsite and a dog is sniffing at a tent s...

Date: 1923-04 

Description: A bundled-up woman hand pumps water from a well into a pail. The ground is covered with ice and snow. Two cars and a farmhouse appear in the background.

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Embroidery Class

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Girls sit around a long table while embroidering white cloth stretched through embroidery hoops. A woman, probably an instructor, stands at left. A number...

Date: 1926-07 

Description: Woman in a kitchen dipping freshly canned corn into pot. Original caption reads, "canning corn. Putting cans in pressure kettle for cooking." The photo was...

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Washing Facility

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a sink installed in a corner in a washroom at School #9. A mirror, towel rack, framed picture, and a row of mugs hang from walls surrounding the si...

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Medicine Cabinet

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: View of an opened medicine cabinet above a sink at International Harvester's Hinsdale experimental farm.

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Mrs. John Bowers removes a plate of food from the dumbwaiter in her Benton County farmhouse.

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Family Eating Meal

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A family with three children sits around a dining table while eating a meal. The walls of the dining room are covered with wallpaper and decorated with a f...

Date: 1923-10 

Description: Mrs. Granere starts a 1.5 horsepower McCormick-Deering engine in order to power a Maytag washer.

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