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Background imageMechanisation Collection: George Cleaver who is trying to develop 177 acres of raw land, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939

George Cleaver who is trying to develop 177 acres of raw land, Malheur County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
George Cleaver who is trying to develop 177 acres of raw land. He has five sons. Malheur County, Oregon

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862

The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Smith's power-loom for weaving tufted pile carpets, 1862. Loom for Axminster carpet, ...invented by Mr

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: Crosskill's Bell's reaping-machine, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Crosskill's Bell's reaping-machine, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Crosskill's Bell's reaping-machine, 1862....Prize Corn-mowing Machine of the trustees of W

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Swiss jacquard-loom for weaving ribbons - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862

The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862. Creator: Mallett
The International Exhibition: Messrs. Maudslay's engines of 800-horse power for the Valiant, 1862. Motive power for steamships. The largest marine engines exhibited were those by Messrs

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: group of objects in steel exhibited by Mr. Krupp, of Essen... 1862

The International Exhibition: group of objects in steel exhibited by Mr. Krupp, of Essen... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: group of objects in steel exhibited by Mr. Krupp, of Essen, Prussia, 1862....it is only recently that the great stride has been made which causes [Krupp's] to

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich... 1862

The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: marine engine by Messrs. Escher, Wyss, and Co. of Zurich - from a photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company, 1862

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Hellard's Patent Victoria Side-Delivery Reaping and Mowing Machine, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Hellard's Patent Victoria Side-Delivery Reaping and Mowing Machine, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Hellard's Patent Victoria Side-Delivery Reaping and Mowing Machine, 1860. Cutting the corn [ie wheat] when it is ripe is one of the most important operations of harvest...the improvements [Mr

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Mrs. H.H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. H.H

Mrs. H.H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. H.H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920
Mrs. H.H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Woman using a circular knitting machine

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Mrs. Evans Seawell & Mrs. Henry Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs

Mrs. Evans Seawell & Mrs. Henry Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. Evans Seawell & Mrs
Mrs. Evans Seawell & Mrs. Henry Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Women using knitting machines to knit socks

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Mrs. E. Seawell & Mrs. H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. E

Mrs. E. Seawell & Mrs. H. Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Mrs. E. Seawell & Mrs. H
Mrs. Evans Seawell & Mrs. Henry Rogers, between 1910 and 1920. Women using knitting machines to knit socks

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Miss Josephine Patton; Mrs. C.C. Marsh; Mrs. George D. Widener, between 1910 and 1920

Miss Josephine Patton; Mrs. C.C. Marsh; Mrs. George D. Widener, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Miss Josephine Patton; Mrs. C.C. Marsh; Mrs. George D. Widener, between 1910 and 1920. Women using knitting machines to knit socks

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The Bank-Note Printing-Room, at the Bank of England, 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Bank-Note Printing-Room, at the Bank of England, 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Bank-Note Printing-Room, at the Bank of England [in London], 1854. The quality and the water-mark of the...paper have in the new Note (now on the point of being issued to the public)

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The Bank-Note Paper-Mill, Laverstoke, Hants. 1854. Creator: Unknown

The Bank-Note Paper-Mill, Laverstoke, Hants. 1854. Creator: Unknown
The Bank-Note Paper-Mill, Laverstoke, Hampshire, 1854. Processing paper used for banknotes. The building, the machinery, and, indeed, the entire premises

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Steam Sewing-Machines, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Steam Sewing-Machines, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Steam Sewing-Machines, 1854. The machine-room of the firm of Holloway, Crowe, and Holloway, ...wholesale clothes manufacturers, Stroud, Gloucestershire...Here are twenty machines in work

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Ruins of an early sugar mill, Orange City, Volusia Co. Florida, between 1936 and 1939

Ruins of an early sugar mill, Orange City, Volusia Co. Florida, between 1936 and 1939. (Such machines were used on slave plantations to process sugar)

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Steam-engines and Thrashing-machines, at the Smithfield Club Show, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Steam-engines and Thrashing-machines, at the Smithfield Club Show, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Steam-engines and Thrashing-machines, at the Smithfield Club Show, 1854. This new display [in the Exhibition of Agricultural Implements

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Brazilian Sugar-Mill, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Brazilian Sugar-Mill, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Brazilian Sugar-Mill, 1854. View of...the interior of the Mill-house on a Brazilian Sugar Estate during the time of grinding, with a Mill of an improved construction

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Tractors on Lake Dick project, Arkansas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tractors on Lake Dick project, Arkansas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tractors on Lake Dick project, Arkansas

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Day laborers hoeing cottonn, near Corsicana, Texas, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Day laborers hoeing cottonn, near Corsicana, Texas, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Day laborers hoeing cotton. Many tenant farmers become day laborers on mechanized farms. Near Corsicana, Texas

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Contour plowing on mechanized farms, Childress County, Texas Panhandle, Texas, 1938

Contour plowing on mechanized farms, Childress County, Texas Panhandle, Texas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Contour plowing on mechanized farms. Childress County, Texas Panhandle, Texas

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Tractor on Lake Dick project, Arkansas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tractor on Lake Dick project, Arkansas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tractor on Lake Dick project, Arkansas

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Texas tenant farmers who have been displaced from their land by tractor farming, 1937

Texas tenant farmers who have been displaced from their land by tractor farming, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Texas tenant farmers who have been displaced from their land by tractor farming

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Naval stores processing plant under construction, Near Valdosta, Georgia, 1937

Naval stores processing plant under construction, Near Valdosta, Georgia, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Naval stores processing plant under construction. This type of plant (first one at Jacksonville, Florida, second at Valdosta, Georgia) will probably revolutionize the turpentine industry; in future

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Abandoned tenant house on a mechanized plantation of the Mississippi Delta, 1937

Abandoned tenant house on a mechanized plantation of the Mississippi Delta, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Abandoned tenant house on a mechanized plantation of the Mississippi Delta

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Cultivated fields and abandoned tenant house, Hall County, Texas, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Cultivated fields and abandoned tenant house, Hall County, Texas, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Cultivated fields and abandoned tenant house. Hall County, Texas

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi. Tractor drivers are not allowed to do anything but drive tractors. Repairs are made by the mechanic at the plantation garage

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Robinson and Lee's Patent Bread-Making Machine, 1850. Creator: Unknown

Robinson and Lee's Patent Bread-Making Machine, 1850. Creator: Unknown
Robinson and Lee's Patent Bread-Making Machine, 1850. Diagram of...a Bread-Machine recently erected in Glasgow...One ton and a half of loaf bread, or a ton of biscuit

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Vacant farmhouse in area of mechanization and drought near Olustee, Oklahoma, 1938

Vacant farmhouse in area of mechanization and drought near Olustee, Oklahoma, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Vacant farmhouse in area of mechanization and drought near Olustee, Oklahoma

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Ola self-help sawmill under construction, Idaho, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Ola self-help sawmill under construction, Idaho, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Ola self-help sawmill under construction. Idaho

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange

The threshing of oats, Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis, 1936 Creator: Dorothea Lange
The threshing of oats. Clayton, Indiana, south of Indianapolis

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Bean thresher, mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California, 1936

Bean thresher, mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Bean thresher. Mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Bean thresher, mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California, 1936

Bean thresher, mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California, 1936. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Bean thresher. Mechanized agriculture between Turlock and Merced, California

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins, Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937

Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins, Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins whose occupants were displaced by power farming. Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins, Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937

Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins, Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Cotton is planted close to the abandoned cabins whose occupants were displaced by power farming. Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Tractor garage at the Aldridge Plantation near Leland, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tractor garage at the Aldridge Plantation near Leland, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tractor garage at the Aldridge Plantation near Leland, Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Fuel station on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Fuel station on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Fuel station on the Aldridge Plantation. Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Tractor and driver on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Tractor and driver on the Aldridge Plantation, Mississippi, 1937. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Tractor and driver on the Aldridge Plantation. Mississippi

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Cotton hoers leaving Greenville at 5 am for a day's work on the plantations, Mississippi, 1937

Cotton hoers leaving Greenville at 5 am for a day's work on the plantations, Mississippi, 1937
Cotton hoers leaving Greenville at 5 a.m. for a day's work on the plantations. Wages one dollar a day, one dollar and twenty-five cents on a few plantations. Hoers carry their lunches

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Power farming displaces tenants from the land... Childress County, Texas Panhandle, 1938

Power farming displaces tenants from the land... Childress County, Texas Panhandle, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Power farming displaces tenants from the land in the western dry cotton area. Childress County, Texas Panhandle

Background imageMechanisation Collection: Native Texan farmer on relief, Goodliet, Hardeman County, Texas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange

Native Texan farmer on relief, Goodliet, Hardeman County, Texas, 1938. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Native Texan farmer on relief. Goodliet, Hardeman County, Texas. "Tractored out" in late 1937. Now living in town, and on the verge of relief. Wife and two children



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