Category Archives: Homesteading

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Let this small homesteading history photo collection take you through 1890 through 1940 of different glimpses of a moment in time for homesteaders. Enjoy !

Homesteading History Photo Collection
Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1889. Photograph shows three adults and a child sitting along roadway in front of sod house and windmill. “Grandpa Brumbaugh’s sod house, which was considered a ‘high-toned’ house, at old Coburgh Post Office in Custer County, Nebraska.” Source: Mrs. Ballinger, 1932, by Judge A.R. Humphrey. Solomon D. Butcher LC-DIG-ppmsca-08373 http://www.loc.gov/

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Cira 1912, Petersham, Massachusetts. Oldest one horse carriage in America over 200 years old owned by J. W. Baldwin. Summary: Photograph shows man holding reins of horse while sitting in carriage with two children. LC-USZ62-17504 http://www.loc.gov/

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1938. Cloud County, Kansas. Horses watering. John Vachon LC-USF34-008731-D The Library of Congress

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1903. J.W. Wooley with horse and buggy at a farmhouse and outhouse in background near Riverdale, Nebraska. Solomon D. Butcher

Homesteading History Photo Collection

What are your favorite items in this old kitchen? – October 1939. Corner of Dazey kitchen. Homedale district, Malheur County, Oregon. Dorothea Lange LC-DIG-fsa-8b35245 www.loc.gov

Homesteading History Photo Collection

October 1939. “The Fairbanks family has moved to three different places on the project in one year.” Willow Creek area, Malheur County, Oregon. Photograph by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1910. Woman on cart drawn by two bison. Copyright by E.M. Hegglund, J142667 U.S. Copyright Office. LC-USZ62-103263 http://www.loc.gov/

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Interior view of a miner’s home; includes two men playing cards at table and a miner stretched out on cot; shows wooden framework of house, shelving, wood stove, cooking utensils and gold pan. Circa 1900 — codhawp 00070043 The Library of Congress

Homesteading History Photo Collection

April 1917, Lawton, Oklahoma. 14-year-old boy hauling water on farm near Lawton. Francis Heinz, Route B, Box 11. Lewis Wickes Hine LC-DIG-nclc-00678 www.loc.gov

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1900. Farmer on Carver Ranch near Pullman, Nebraska. Solomon D. Butcher – Nebraska State Historical Society, [Digital ID: nbhips 14386] http://www.loc.gov/

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa between 1900 and 1927, Alaska. Horse team on the Overland Trail. LC-DIG-ppmsc-01740 www.loc.gov

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa between 1890 and 1900. Old kitchen in Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Savannah, Georgia. Photograph shows kitchen with pots in the fireplace, spinning wheel in the corner, and china hutch filled with decorative plates and platters. LC-USZ62-23635 www.loc.gov
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Homesteading History Photo Collection

Topping tobacco. Roland Lowe, 13 years old in field with two brothers. There are 7 boys and 2 girls in the family, and 4 are in school. Winchester, Kentucky. Date unknown. — LC-DIG-nclc-00438 The Library of Congress
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Homesteading History Photo Collection

Dairyman, circa 1916 Kentucky by Lewis W. Hine — LC-DIG-nclc-05118 The Library of Congress

Homesteading History Photo Collection

Circa 1910. The Faust family, Anderson County, Tenn. at spinning wheel in front of cabin – Photograph shows people in front of a cabin processing and spinning flax. From right to left: Mary Faust standing next to large walking wheel, an umbrella swift, another woman seated at a spinning wheel with a distaff and a skein winder in front of her, and a man processing flax on a flax break with a counterbalance loom behind him. – LC-USZ62-38193 The Library of Congress

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Homesteading History Photo Collection

March 1862. “Washington, District of Columbia. Government repair shops — wheelwright shop.” Annotation from plate: “3/13/62 Mr. Marshall, Shop No 1.” Wet plate negative, The Library of Congress Civil War Collection.

Homesteading History Photo Collection

July 1939, Granville County, North Carolina. Noontime chores: feeding chickens on tenant farm. Dorothea Lange LC-USF34-020187-E www.loc.gov