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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- Description (Brief)
- A first-prize ribbon produced by Whitehead & Hoag Co. for the Maine State Poultry Association. The button, made of celluloid, has a color image of the emblem for the State of Maine. The silk ribbon is blue, with silver-embossed inscription. A silk cord is attached to the back of the button.
- The ribbon reads "11th Annual Show Maine State Poultry Association // Portland, Maine // Dec. 12-13-14-15 1911."
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- Whitehead & Hoag Company
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- Data Source
- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center