An irrigation tool invented by the people of ancient Sumer. It uses weights to make lifting buckets of water almost effortless.

Shadoof

An irrigation tool invented by the people of ancient Sumer. It uses weights to make lifting buckets…

Cutting back or shearing the plants.

Shearing

Cutting back or shearing the plants.

Work of shot-hole fungus of plum

Shot-hole Fungus

Work of shot-hole fungus of plum

A structure usually next to a barn, for the storage of grain or feed.

Silo

A structure usually next to a barn, for the storage of grain or feed.

A type of door used in a silo.

Iowa Silo

A type of door used in a silo.

Single disk drill.

Single disk drill

Single disk drill.

A hand sled-marker to mark rows.

Sled-Marker

A hand sled-marker to mark rows.

A trailing sled-marker.

Sled-Marker

A trailing sled-marker.

A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

Cracks in the soil

A patch of soil and grass which has cracked after having been worked too fine in the fall.

"Egyptian Sowing. The people were mainly agricultural, but employed rude methods of cultivation. In spite of this, the remarkably fertile soil yielded an abundance of produce, and Egypt was known as the granary of the world."—Colby, 1899

Sowing

"Egyptian Sowing. The people were mainly agricultural, but employed rude methods of cultivation. In…

A tool for spacing out plants.

Spacing Tool

A tool for spacing out plants.

Spring tooth harrow.

Spring tooth harrow

Spring tooth harrow.

An illustration of a remount depot built close together to prevent cold droughts. A remount depot is a stable housing 5,000 to 10,000 horses.

Remount Depot Built Close Together Stables

An illustration of a remount depot built close together to prevent cold droughts. A remount depot is…

A common stake label

Stake

A common stake label

A Steam plow, 1901. The travel of the plows is at right angles to the travel of the engine.

Steam plow

A Steam plow, 1901. The travel of the plows is at right angles to the travel of the engine.

Near view of couplings and details of steam spraying apparatus used in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Prospect Park Steam Spraying Machine

Near view of couplings and details of steam spraying apparatus used in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Steam spraying machine constructed by the city authorities of Springfield, Mass.

Springfield Steam Spraying Machine

Steam spraying machine constructed by the city authorities of Springfield, Mass.

Making straw mats for hotbeds

Straw Mats

Making straw mats for hotbeds

"A terminal plant on a runner as taken from the ground." —Fuller, 1910

Young strawberry plant

"A terminal plant on a runner as taken from the ground." —Fuller, 1910

"Large oblong or oblong conical, sometimes flattene, seeds but slightly imbedded; color scarlet; flesh firm, solid; nearly white, of good flavor." —Fuller, 1910

Durand strawberry

"Large oblong or oblong conical, sometimes flattene, seeds but slightly imbedded; color scarlet; flesh…

"Large round; pale crimson or deep scarlet; seeds slightly sunken, rather soft, acid, without richness, but highly perfumed. A wonderfully hardy and productive variety; extensively cultivated a few years since for market, as it succeeds on a great variety of soils, and when left to grow with little or no cultivation." —Fuller, 1910

Green prolific strawberry

"Large round; pale crimson or deep scarlet; seeds slightly sunken, rather soft, acid, without richness,…

"Large conical; bright crimson, excellent flower; a strong and vigorous grower on rich and heavy soils, but almost worthless on light or sandy soils." —Fuller, 1910

Jucunda strawberry

"Large conical; bright crimson, excellent flower; a strong and vigorous grower on rich and heavy soils,…

A sugar mill near Ponce in Puerto Rico.

Sugar Mill Near Ponce

A sugar mill near Ponce in Puerto Rico.

In a sugarcane mill, sugarcane is washed, chopped, and shredded by revolving knives.

A Sugarcane Mill

In a sugarcane mill, sugarcane is washed, chopped, and shredded by revolving knives.

A swathe turner.

Swathe Turner

A swathe turner.

The agriculture symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

Agriculture Symbol

The agriculture symbol is found in front of the Tuileries a royal palace in Paris, France.

A garden tool used to flatten granular material.

Tamper

A garden tool used to flatten granular material.

Tedder.

Tedder

Tedder.

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent agriculture and a boat to symbolize commerce.

Seal of Tennessee

The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee. The seal shows images such as wheat and a plow to represent…

Also known as cirsium arvense, or Creeping Thistle. It is native throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is considered a weed and is edible.

Canada Thistle

Also known as cirsium arvense, or Creeping Thistle. It is native throughout Europe and northern Asia.…

Thresher with feedre, wind stacker, and elevator with wagon spout.

Thresher

Thresher with feedre, wind stacker, and elevator with wagon spout.

A pair of timothy plants growing side by side, illustrating the difference in yield. Each one grew from a single seed.

Pair of timothies

A pair of timothy plants growing side by side, illustrating the difference in yield. Each one grew from…

A field of twenty thousand timothy plants, each grown from a single seed.

Timothy field

A field of twenty thousand timothy plants, each grown from a single seed.

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

Tobacco Field

A scene where farmers are harvesting tobacco to be dried.

Transplanting a plant by a dibber.

Transplanting

Transplanting a plant by a dibber.

A tree well planted.

Tree

A tree well planted.

A tree not well planted.

Tree

A tree not well planted.

A device for locating the tree.

Tree Locater

A device for locating the tree.

The tree ready to lift to be moved.

Tree Moving

The tree ready to lift to be moved.

The tree ready to be moved

Tree Moving

The tree ready to be moved

Moving a large tree.

Tree Moving

Moving a large tree.

Setting trees to a line

Tree Planting

Setting trees to a line

Protecting trees from cut-worms.

Tree Protection

Protecting trees from cut-worms.

"A good trellis for tomatoes, holding the vines apart and allowing all fruits to receive air and light." — Baily, 1898

Trellis

"A good trellis for tomatoes, holding the vines apart and allowing all fruits to receive air and light."…

Laying down trellis-grown blackberries.

Trellis

Laying down trellis-grown blackberries.

A span-roofed vinery is a type of plant house which affords roof space for the development of vines.

Span-Roofed Vinery

A span-roofed vinery is a type of plant house which affords roof space for the development of vines.

A perspective of a potato warehouse.

Potato Warehouse

A perspective of a potato warehouse.

A side angle view of a potato warehouse.

Potato Warehouse

A side angle view of a potato warehouse.

A tool used to remove weeds.

Weed-cutter

A tool used to remove weeds.

A tool used to remove weeds.

Weed-cutter

A tool used to remove weeds.

A tool used to remove weeds.

Weed-spud

A tool used to remove weeds.

A weeder. A good weed killer, better than a smoothing-harrow on stony land.

Weeder

A weeder. A good weed killer, better than a smoothing-harrow on stony land.

A weeder used for harrowing small grains.

Weeder

A weeder used for harrowing small grains.

The college of agriculture at West Virginia in Morgantown.

West Virginia Agricultural College

The college of agriculture at West Virginia in Morgantown.

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry standing on the sides of a boulder inscribed with the date West Virginia became a state, June 20, 1863. The state motto is below reading 'Montani Semper Liberi' meaning "Mountaineers Always Free."

Seal of West Virginia

The Seal of the State of West Virginia. This seal depicts two men representing agriculture and industry…

A good type of wheel-hoe.

Wheel-Hoe

A good type of wheel-hoe.

A single-blade wheel-hoe.

Wheel-Hoe

A single-blade wheel-hoe.

Double wheel-hoe, useful in straddling the row.

Wheel-Hoe

Double wheel-hoe, useful in straddling the row.

"Devices for lifting water are older than written history, and various forms of pumps are used on almost every farm in the country, every citizen being familiar with a number of ways of lifting water."—Government Printing Office, 1897

Homemade Jumbo Windmill

"Devices for lifting water are older than written history, and various forms of pumps are used on almost…

Protecting plants with a barrel

Winter Protection

Protecting plants with a barrel