From butter churns to diesel tractors, the Museum's agricultural artifacts trace the story of Americans who work the land. Agricultural tools and machinery in the collections range from a John Deere plow of the 1830s to 20th-century cultivators and harvesters. The Museum's holdings also include overalls, aprons, and sunbonnets; farm photographs; milk cans and food jars; handmade horse collars; and some 200 oral histories of farm men and women in the South. Prints in the collections show hundreds of scenes of rural life. The politics of agriculture are part of the story, too, told in materials related to farm workers' unions and a group of artifacts donated by the family of the labor leader Cesar Chavez.
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- Weber worked in a civilian capacity on a military base in Okinawa. Her work was connected to sheet metal. Her work took her to Guam, Japan, Hawaii and China.
- Two photograph albums, meticulously captioned, documenting Alice Weber's travels to Okinawa, Hawaii, China and Guam, during the post-World War II years. The images depict such things as base housing and facilities, Weber's co-workers, aircraft, sheet metal shops, historic sites, agriculture (including cane, pineapple and coffee cultivation in Hawaii), native people, cities, and numerous other subjects.
- Cite as
- Alice Weber Photograph Albums, 1945-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- Weber, Alice
- Masters, Ruth
- Local number
- 2008.3080 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH