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The Agricultural History Society was founded in Washington, DC in 1919 "to promote the interest, study and research in the history of agriculture." The society interprets this mission broadly, as creating a conversation about the key political, economic, environmental, and social issues surrounding agriculture without geographic, temporal, or methodological constraints. We strive to build a discourse that cuts across historical sub-disciplines and draws on insights from the full range of social, biological, and environmental sciences.

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“Peula[?] Amava[?], 8 years old. Has had 3 years of this work. Carries the cranberries and tends baby between times. We found him at work on berry farm, Cannon, Del. in May, 1910, before school closed. Browns Mills, N.J. This is the fourth week of school and the people expect to remain here two weeks more. Location: Browns Mills, New Jersey.,” Lewis Wickes Hines, photographer, September 1910. Library of Congress LOT 7475, v. 1, no. 1127

“Peula[?] Amava[?], 8 years old. Has had 3 years of this work. Carries the cranberries and tends baby between times. We found him at work on berry farm, Cannon, Del. in May, 1910, before school closed. Browns Mills, N.J. This is the fourth week of school and the people expect to remain here two weeks more. Location: Browns Mills, New Jersey.,” Lewis Wickes Hines, photographer, September 1910. Library of Congress LOT 7475, v. 1, no. 1127