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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.
Format: article
By Amy Manor.
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...
Format: image/photograph
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,...
Format: image/photograph
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.
Format: report/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
4-H club members participating in family recreation on the Stanly County Farm and Home Tour
4-H club members participating in family recreation on the Stanly County Farm and Home Tour
In this black and white photograph, two children are crouching in the dirt, playing. The little girl in a gingham dress is shooting marbles into a circle that's been drawn out. The boy, who is wearing overalls is leaning back against a tree looking at something...
Format: image/photograph
4-H club members playing ring-around-the-rosie at camp
4-H club members playing ring-around-the-rosie at camp
In this black and white photograph, a group of little girls play Ring-Around-the-Rosie outside in grass while a taller girl looks on. In the background in a brick building with large shrubs partially concealing it from view.
Format: image/photograph
4-H mobilization for victory (1943)
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 8.4
In this letter to local extension agents, the North Carolina Director of Extension, J. O. Shaub, explained what 4-H clubs needed to do to mobilize youth to aid the war effort during World War II. Includes historical commentary.
Format: pamphlet/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by David Walbert.
Academies for boys and for girls
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 5.10
In North Carolina History: A Sampler, page 4.2
Various newspaper advertisements for academies or boarding schools in the Piedmont of North Carolina between 1838 and 1840. Includes historical commentary.
Format: newspaper/primary source
Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Balinese children stand at edge of walled compound
Five Balinese children--two barely visible--stand peering out from the edge of a walled compound. The wall's corner post is seen at right and lush greenery frames the children at left. The girl at the left carries a baby in a sling on her back. The infant...
Format: image/photograph
Balinese school children stand together in their red and white uniforms
Balinese school children stand together in their red and white uniforms
Balinese school children stand together in a dense crowd wearing their red and white uniforms. Throughout Indonesia, elementary students are required to wear white shirts and red shorts or skirts. A red, or red and white, baseball cap completes the outfit.
Format: image/photograph
Benjamin Wadsworth on the duties of children to their parents
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.10
Excerpt from a book by an eighteenth-century Puritan minister about expectations for children's behavior and respect for their parents. Includes historical commentary.
Format: book/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.
A boy and a girl from Bolghatty Island, Cochin, India
A boy and a girl from Bolghatty Island, Cochin, India
A boy and a girl from Bolghatty Island, Cochin, India, watch someone preparing a meal. The girl is wearing a pink and white shirt and has her hair pulled back into pigtails. The boy, who is younger, is wearing a white shirt.
Format: image/photograph
Boy singing in Malaysia
This is a recording of a young boy, Izzudin (11), singing what is probably a popular song in Malaysia. He is singing in Bahasa Melayu. His little brother Aizzad (5) helps out a bit, as does his father when he forgets some lyrics. From my journal: Supposed...
Format: audio
Buddhist festival ceremony, interacting with audience
Part of a ten day vegetarian Buddhist festival in Trang, Thailand. This is a recording of an evening fundraiser event held at the temple, and is well attended by the local townspeople. Men at the event are considered to be in "trance," or occupied by the spirits...
Format: audio
Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffaloes at the water collection tank
Buffalo wallow in a hillside tank while three young children look after them. Water is a very precious resource in the mountains and people harvest it by building collection tanks such as this one. These tanks are often community-owned and villagers contribute...
Format: image/photograph
Caring for children
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 20
Throughout Southeast Asia, but especially in highland farming areas, children of both sexes are considered precious and vulnerable. Adults and teens of both sexes and all ages generally enjoy caring for young children. They find it an amusing and relaxing...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
Child in a basket in Saquisili, Ecuador
A woman places a sleeping child in a hand-woven basket. The child is wearing a lace bonnet and red socks. Saquisilí has one of the largest daily markets in Ecuador. Everything from agricultural products to livestock to handcrafted goods can be found in Saquisilí....
Format: image/photograph
Child in highchair drinking milk
Child in highchair drinking milk
In this black and white photograph, a toddler sits in a highchair outside drinking milk from a cup with both hands.
Format: image/photograph
Child labor in North Carolina's textile mills
The photographs of Lewis Hine show the lives and work of children in North Carolina's textile mill villages in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Format: slideshow (multiple pages)
Child labor laws in North Carolina
In The Great Depression and World War II, page 2.2
Excerpt of North Carolina's 1933 law regulating child labor. Includes historical background.
Format: legislation/primary source
Commentary and sidebar notes by L. Maren Wood.