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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- This series primarily concerns tourism, business development and emigration. A number of brochures promoting emigration to California in the early 20th century are present. Some of these brochures were created by the California Promotion Committee, a statewide chamber of commerce. The Tourism subseries contains guidebooks, souvenirs and brochures from San Diego and San Francisco, as well as a substantial amount of early 20th century railroad-related materials.
- Cite as
- California, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box X, folder XX, digital file number XXXX
- circa 1878-1958
- Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
- California Promotion Committee
- Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH