Now known as Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University or AAMU is an accredited public, coeducational land grant college located in Normal, Madison County, Alabama. It was established under the terms of the Morill Act of 1890 and is also a historically Black university.

Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama

Now known as Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University or AAMU is an accredited public, coeducational…

The basis for funding for the college was established by the Morrill Act, passed by the US Congress in 1862, which provides for donation of public land (land grants) to the states. The land could then be sold at public auction to establish a permanent fund to support a college where the "leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanical arts...in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life."

Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas

The basis for funding for the college was established by the Morrill Act, passed by the US Congress…

An example of Egyptian agriculture.  1, the reapers; 2, reaper drinking from cup; 3, 4, Gleaners - the first of which ask the reapers for a drink; 5, carrying the ears in a rope basket - showing the ears have been cut off; 8, winnowing; 9-11, the tritura, answering to our thrashing; 12, drinking from a water-skin suspended from a tree; 14, scribe who notes the number of bushels in heap; 16, checking the account by noting those taken away to the granary.

Agriculture

An example of Egyptian agriculture. 1, the reapers; 2, reaper drinking from cup; 3, 4, Gleaners - the…

"Temple of Agriculture, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Agriculture Temple

"Temple of Agriculture, Peking." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Blossom of an alfalfa plant, one of the oldest types of hay currently grown.

Alfalfa blossoms

Blossom of an alfalfa plant, one of the oldest types of hay currently grown.

An illustration of a group of people picking apples.

Apple Picking

An illustration of a group of people picking apples.

A barn, with piles of manure around it.

Barn

A barn, with piles of manure around it.

A side view of a barn used for beef cattle.

Cattle Barn

A side view of a barn used for beef cattle.

A barn used to house horses and cattle.

Cattle and Horse Barn

A barn used to house horses and cattle.

A dairy barn.

Dairy Barn

A dairy barn.

An illustration of the Great Coxwell Tithe Barn built during the fourteenth century. The barn was used to store a tenth of the farm's produce given to the church.

Great Coxwell Tithe Barn

An illustration of the Great Coxwell Tithe Barn built during the fourteenth century. The barn was used…

A barn used primarily to house horses.

Horse Barn

A barn used primarily to house horses.

A barn used primarily to house sheep.

Sheep Barn

A barn used primarily to house sheep.

Portable barrel outfit used to spray insecticide

Barrel

Portable barrel outfit used to spray insecticide

A water barrel.

Water Barrel

A water barrel.

A barrow outfit used to spray insecticide

Barrow

A barrow outfit used to spray insecticide

Beehives by an orchard.

Beehives

Beehives by an orchard.

A basket filled with several large beets.

Beets

A basket filled with several large beets.

Canada blue-grass, also known as wire-grass. Suitable for soils too poor to support Kentucky blue-grass.

Canada blue-grass

Canada blue-grass, also known as wire-grass. Suitable for soils too poor to support Kentucky blue-grass.

A closer view of a stalk of Kentucky blue-grass.

Kentucky blue-grass

A closer view of a stalk of Kentucky blue-grass.

Large bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Large boll

Large bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Small bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

Small bolls

Small bolls of cotton, still on the branch.

A bucket.

Bucket

A bucket.

Buckey mower pulled by a team of horses, 1901

Buckey mower

Buckey mower pulled by a team of horses, 1901

The bud inserted.

The bud, inserted

The bud inserted.

A bud ready for insertion, and the T-shaped cut ready to receive it.

Bud, ready for insertion

A bud ready for insertion, and the T-shaped cut ready to receive it.

The budding completed

The budding, complete

The budding completed

"Cabage butterfly (female), parent of the cabbage-worm." — Baily, 1898

Cabbage Butterfly

"Cabage butterfly (female), parent of the cabbage-worm." — Baily, 1898

Canker-worm on a plant

Canker-worm

Canker-worm on a plant

Cattle grazing on a plain.

Cattle

Cattle grazing on a plain.

The butter churn is a device used to convert cream into butter. This is done through a mechanical process, frequently via a pole inserted through the lid of the churn, or via a crank used to turn a rotating device inside the churn. The agitation of the cream, caused by the mechanical motion of the device, disrupts the milk fat.

Butter Churn

The butter churn is a device used to convert cream into butter. This is done through a mechanical process,…

A small twig, used for grafting in agriculture.

Cion

A small twig, used for grafting in agriculture.

A clevis assembly including a clevis body, a clevis loop pivotally mounted on the clevis body, a collar, a fastener, and a set screw assembly.

Clevis

A clevis assembly including a clevis body, a clevis loop pivotally mounted on the clevis body, a collar,…

Cloverleaf spreader

Cloverleaf spreader

Cloverleaf spreader

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

Ancient coin

An old coin, with a man's head on one face, and a man harvesting grain on the other.

"One of the simplest types of coldframes, which is a lean-to against the foundation of a house." — Baily, 1898

Coldframe

"One of the simplest types of coldframes, which is a lean-to against the foundation of a house." —…

"This may be either a temporary or permanent building, and it is generally used for the protection of half-hardy plants which are grown in pots and tubs." — Baily, 1898

Coldframe

"This may be either a temporary or permanent building, and it is generally used for the protection of…

A framed box used to protect plants

Coldframe

A framed box used to protect plants

Coldframe against a hedge, and protected by straw mats.

coldframe

Coldframe against a hedge, and protected by straw mats.

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A small coldframe

coldframe

A small coldframe

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." — Harcourt, 1889

Triangular coop

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." —…

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." — Harcourt, 1889

Triangular coop

"This triangular shape is a good one also for a movable poultry-house in its simplest form." —…

Corn binder.

Corn binder

Corn binder.

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Large corn crop

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Man in a sparse cornfield.

Corn crop

Man in a sparse cornfield.

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

Corn Field

A scene of a cornfield with three children playing.

Corn planter about 1900.

Corn planter

Corn planter about 1900.

Corn sheller.

Corn sheller

Corn sheller.

A good ear of dent corn.

Dent corn

A good ear of dent corn.

Method of drying seed corn

Drying corn

Method of drying seed corn

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

Germination test of ears of corn

Ears of corn laid out for a germination test.

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds the embryo.

Kernel of Corn

Cross-section of a kernel of corn. Food is stored in the cotyledon and in the endosperm which surrounds…

An unfertilized ear of corn. Only a few kernals formed.

Unfertilized corn

An unfertilized ear of corn. Only a few kernals formed.

This machine cuts the corn and binds the stalks in bundles ready for shocking.

Cutting mechanism of corn-harvester

This machine cuts the corn and binds the stalks in bundles ready for shocking.

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

Check-row corn-planter

A check-row corn-planter, which plants two rows at once and rows the corn both ways.

A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cotton Centennial

A cotton press yard of the Cotton Centennial in the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Eli Whitney's cotton gin, which made the production of cotton many times more efficient.

Cotton Gin

Eli Whitney's cotton gin, which made the production of cotton many times more efficient.