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1958 4-H Congress Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
1958 4-H Congress Tomb of the Unkown Soldier
A young man and woman in 4-H costume laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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4-H and Home Demonstration during the Great Depression
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.8
4-H and Home Demonstration, dating from the early twentieth century, were established to instruct children and women in agricultural practice and home economics.
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By Amy Manor.
4-H and Home Demonstration Work during World War II
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.3
During the years of World War II, North Carolina women were led by Home Demonstration and extension agents in programs to increase food production and preservation. 4-H clubs also aided the war effort, primarily through the "Food for Victory" program and the "Feed a Fighter" campaign.
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By Amy Manor.
4-H Club boy feeding pig
4-H Club boy feeding pig
This ca. 1930 black and white image shows a 4-H club boy feeding a pig. The boy is crouching down next to a wooden feeding trough from which a large dark-colored pig is eating. The handle of an empty slop bucket rests in his hands. The freckle-faced boy is...
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4-H club boys and girls exhibiting their Victory Garden posters
4-H club boys and girls exhibiting their Victory Garden posters
A group of 15 students are pictured in this black and white photograph showing their 4-H posters which celebrate “Victory Gardens.” Six girls are standing behind a group of kneeling boys and girls in front of some tall pine trees and a hedge.
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4-H club boys and girls holding signs supporting Victory Gardens
4-H club boys and girls holding signs supporting Victory Gardens
In this black and white photo two rows of boys and girls are posing hold their hand-made posters promoting good health for victory (in World War II). The boys in the front are kneeling and almost all of the are wearing button-down shirts and overalls. The...
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4-H Club boys participating in dairy demonstration
4-H Club boys participating in dairy demonstration
4-H club boys are seen participating in a dairy demonstration in this black and white photograph. The demonstration was held in a tiled building at North Carolina State University around 1940. Two boys in white shirts and pants with black ties stand on either...
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4-H club children examine plants
4-H club children examine plants
In this black and white photograph, a black boy wearing thick-rimmed glasses is sitting at a school desk and examining a plant. The rootball is exposed and he is pulling out a few strands of the root system. Surrounding him and looking on are six other children,...
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4-H club contributions to the war effort
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.7
This page includes three reports sent by county agents of the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service after the war ended. Each county agent outlined the contributions of 4-H club members in his or her county to the war effort. Includes historical commentary.
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Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
4-H Club family in their garden
4-H Club family in their garden
In this black and white photograph, three members of the Sauls family, two older girls dressed in skirts and a young boy in overalls, are seen planting a field in Wake County, North Carolina. The boy is shown making holes in the soil with a hoe. One of the...
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4-H club girl and boy displaying fabrics
4-H club girl and boy displaying fabrics
A young girl sits on a table covered with different fabrics at the front of a classroom in this black and white photograph. A young man stands at the side of the table with his right hand on a bolt of fabric. He holds up a remnant of fabric in his left hand....
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4-H club girl and leader examining jars
4-H club girl and leader examining jars
This black and white photographs shows a 4-H club girl and her leader examining jars used for canning as part of a 4-H food preservation program. They are standing in a room in front of a fireplace. A hurricane lamp and clock can be seen on the mantle. The...
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4-H club girl examining canned foods as part of a 4-H food preservation program
4-H club girl examining canned foods as part of a 4-H food preservation program
In this black and white photograph a young woman in a dress with a 4-H patch over the breast is admiring a jar of preserved pears. Behind her is an entire cupboard filled with canning jar of other preserved foods.
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4-H club girl giving a hand sewing demonstration
4-H club girl giving a hand sewing demonstration
A young girl is seen in this black and white photograph sitting in a chair beside a bed. In her lap is fabric which matches the bedspread and she demonstrating hand sewing.
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4-H club girl posing in kitchen with jars of preserved foods
4-H club girl posing in kitchen with jars of preserved foods
A 4-H club member looks at a jar of carrots she is holding in her hands in this black and white photograph from the 1940s. She is standing in a kitchen and on the counter next to her are 5 canned jars of vegetables. A refrigerator door is just visible on the...
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4-H Club girl showing off Canned Goods
4-H Club girl showing off Canned Goods
This black and white photograph shows a 4-H club girl standing in front of an open floor-to-ceiling cupboard that has six shelves filled with canned goods. The girl holds two canning jars in the crook of her left arm and is reaching for another jar with her...
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4-H club girl sorting eggs for packaging
4-H club girl sorting eggs for packaging
An older man and a young girl can be seen standing in front of an egg sorting machine in this black and white photograph. The girl is taking eggs out of a wire basket and placing them on a conveyor to be sorted. The eggs roll into a box on a wooden stand as...
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4-H club girl standing next to poultry house
4-H club girl standing next to poultry house
In this black and white photograph, a young woman stands in the grass next to a large poultry house containing dozens of chickens. She wears a patterned dress that comes just below her knees and a scarf wrapped around her head. The poultry house has two parts....
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4-H Club meeting
4-H Club meeting
This black and white photograph shows 4-H club members attending a club meeting in Millingport, Stanly County, North Carolina. The girls and boys are sitting in rows of wooden chairs on a playground next to a brick school building. A make-shift basketball...
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4-H club member lassoing a wooden prop
4-H club member lassoing a wooden prop
A group of children and adults is watching a young boy lasso a wooden prop in this black and white photograph. The prop is made of sawhorses and a couple of logs to make it look like an animal. The boy is swinging his lasso in the air and taking aim.
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