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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- Wisconsin-based tractor company. They also made snowmobiles, snow blowers and snow plows
- Papers documenting Page Tractor Company and its parent company, Pioneer Manufacturing. The papers include customer inquiries and the responses to them, drawings and blueprints, invoices, trade literature, parts catalogs and price lists, and instruction manuals
- Cite as
- Page Tractor Company Papers, 1940-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
- 20th century
- Page Tractor Company
- Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
- Pioneer Manufacturing Company
- Local number
- 2007.3103 (NMAH Acc.)
- Data Source
- Archives Center - NMAH