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Marion's Hired Hand
Marion's Hired Hand
Resource Typeimage
TitleMarion's Hired Hand
Coverage / Yearc. 1890
DescriptionThis farmhand in Blue Mound Township, McLean County, Illinois, wears a large straw hat and overalls. He sits cross-legged with his hand to his mouth. He has a mustache.
InterpretationThis is a typical farmhand, probably a migrant worker from Kentucky, who traveled to McLean County via the railroad. Many farmhands were needed to help husk, weed, and walk fields during harvest time. They made about $1.00 a day. Some were hired before they came, others were hobos.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Other ContributorsHartzold, Susan
Koos, Greg, 1949-
Source'Just Corn: The Amaizing Story' exhibit, museum archives
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Farmhands; Migrant agricultural laborers;
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource Identifiermch0379
CONTENTdm file name687018662002_mch0379.jpg
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