• The very first use of rocket propelled wagons. Luckily, it never took off. ;) - matheau
  • They are probably spreading lime to improve the soil. - Alan Evil
  • These horses are ticked off...their ears are back. - goaliED
  • They look more like mules. - fx57
  • what a sky. - person araujo
  • great color! - Judit Orosz
  • To me, their mules. And their ears are back due to the strain, NOT being ticked off. If you watch any equi their ears pin back when under any stress. - HLDArt
  • They are mules - lavere
  • Just look at that gradient, no color banding at all - YaBoyGoesHard
  • Well, it is an actual color photo... - brealytrent
  • wisconsin? - mitch_davidsavor

Georgia oat field? Southern U.S. (LOC)

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Wolcott, Marion Post,, 1910-1990,, photographer.

Georgia oat field? Southern U.S.

ca. 1940

1 slide : color.

Might be southeastern Georgia; men and fertilizer wagon appear identical to those in USF35-89 and USF35-523.
Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

United States--Southern states

Format: Slides--Color

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 11671-9 (DLC) 93845501

General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34309

Call Number: LC-USF35-122

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  1. ManImMac 88 months ago | reply

    A lot of great work here. I like this one because the funny element.

  2. bf53490 88 months ago | reply

    It looks like they are distributing some type of powder insectiside via the back of a wagon. This shows how tough it was to do farming before John Deere came along. I live in the south and believe me there is no air or swimming pool nearby for them to dip in.

  3. Colorado Kid 42 88 months ago | reply

    Not sure what is funny? This is probably rock phosphate which would change the ph of the soil.

  4. jdavis417 88 months ago | reply

    Title: Pre-Military Rocket Usage

  5. kevbeaux 87 months ago | reply

    these really should be color-corrected.

  6. ~ Starry 87 months ago | reply

    These photos are incredibly beautiful and touching in a way. It's great to see actual documentation, moreover: in color, from this era. I laud this initiative.

  7. kevbeaux 87 months ago | reply

    I refer to color correcting the originals. They may be headed for trouble....once they go too far, it's too late.

  8. Tsu Dho Nimh 81 months ago | reply

    They are spreading fertilizer or lime on the fields.

  9. rjones0856 79 months ago | reply

    Those are most definitely mules. Note the one guy only drives, while the guy in back has to shovel the material into the hopper. Must be the junior partner.

  10. sue_z_que 79 months ago | reply

    Looks like the same team as in this photo


  11. MaWa | BoFaRaH 78 months ago | reply

    very cool.

  12. Alan Evil 74 months ago | reply

    Heh heh, "junior partner." There are no junior partners on farms. You just do the work. After an hour or so they probably switched places unless those mules would only obey the man driving.

  13. Wolf251982 14 months ago | reply

    Beautiful Mules

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