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What we get to eat in the country

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Vignettes show a country woman harvesting canned fruits and vegetables from "The Quaint Old Kitchen Garden," surrounded with scenes of a young boy catching canned "Salmon" from a stream filled with other canned fish, an old man trying to catch cans of chicken running about the farm yard, a man loading a wagon at the "Freight Depot" with food products shipped from New York, and a milkmaid at a dairy opening a can of "Condensed Milk" at "Milking Time." Caption: "Table stocked daily with an abundance of eggs, milk, fresh fish and vegetables."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Canned foods; Food supply; Gardens; Fruit; Country life; Vegetables; Shipping

Date: 1906-07-25

Letter from Emmet O'Neal to Booker T. Washington

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Governor O'Neal thanks Booker T. Washington for the chickens that were raised by students at the Tuskegee Institute. The question of the food supply is important in Alabama and O'Neal congratulates Washington and Tuskegee on their influence and progress.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Chickens; Food supply--Research; Alabama; Tuskegee Institute

Date: 1912-05-01

The opening of the parcels post tunnel, January 1, 1913

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A freight train has departed a railroad station labeled "Producer" in the countryside and is passing through a tunnel labeled "Parcels Post Tunnel" in a mountain labeled "Mount Middleman" that has the figure of a man on its side. The front of the train has emerged on the city-side of the mountain and is headed toward a station labeled "Consumer" where a crowd of people are anxiously waiting. Caption: Mount Middleman is no longer an insurmountable barrier between producer and consumer.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Railroad tunnels; Commodity exchanges; Food supply; Farm produce; Consumer protection; Cost and standard of living; Consumers; United States. Post Office Department

Date: 1913-01-01

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