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Callie Campbell, 11 years old, picks 75 to 125 pounds of cotton a day, and totes 50 pounds of it when sack gets full. "No, I don't like it very much." Potawatomie County, Oklahoma: photo by Lewis W. Hine, 16 October 1916.

May 1939. "Farm woman. Vendor of chickens at farmers' market in Weatherford, Texas." 35mm nitrate negative by Russell Lee for the FSA.

Woman picking strawberries, Berrien County, Michigan

Classic Western Stage - the photograph was made in 1889, by John C. Grabill, who called the picture "Tallyho Coaching". The image was made near the Great Hot Springs in the Dakota Territory.

Far from the popular image of the helpless, domesticated Victorian women, these pioneer wives were the equals of their husbands, and were completely necessary for their family’s survival. Needing courage, resourcefulness, intelligence and stamina, these women were remarkable for their strength, faith and tenacity.

From the Library of Congress collection. circa 1870

Woman churning butter. The picture was taken in 1897. Love the little kitten trying to get anything that splashes up.

‘Moonshine Still’, from Earl Palmer’s superb Appalachian Photograph Collection, 20thC, via Virginia Tech; found at Home Distiller …

Title: "We have it rich." Washing and panning gold, Rockerville, Dak. Old timers, Spriggs, Lamb and Dillon at work Three men, with dog, panning for gold in a stream. 1889. Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540