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…

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.

It consists of a sheet-iron furnace, having the form of a half cylinder, tapered at the end's, in which a fire is built, and this heated furnace, being drawn along the furrow, destroys the worms.

Army-Worm Killer

It consists of a sheet-iron furnace, having the form of a half cylinder, tapered at the end's, in which…

A barn, with piles of manure around it.

Barn

A barn, with piles of manure around it.

A barn used for beef cattle.

Barn

A barn used for beef cattle.

A dairy barn.

Dairy Barn

A dairy barn.

Beehives by an orchard.

Beehives

Beehives by an orchard.

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.

"Ventilating a barn having a silo at or near the center. The fresh air enters at AB, and finds its way to the foul-air shaft CE, passing out through the cupola F. The ventilators, CE, are spaces in the walls around the silo."—The Federal Digest, 1921

Barn Blueprint

"Ventilating a barn having a silo at or near the center. The fresh air enters at AB, and finds its way…

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.

Boy feeding pigs

Boy feeding pigs

Boy feeding pigs

Boy hoeing a garden.

Boy with hoe

Boy hoeing a garden.

Boy with rake

Boy with rake

Boy with rake

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

A small twig, used for grafting in agriculture.

Cion

A small twig, used for grafting in agriculture.

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.

Corn planter about 1900.

Corn planter

Corn planter about 1900.

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.

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 short fruit limb of cotton bolls.

Short fruit limb of cotton bolls

A short fruit limb of cotton bolls.

The machine is supported upon two wheels, one in the rear of the other. The body is hopper shaped, with a pair of crushing-rollers at the bottom. At each side there are revolving-wings, which sweeps the insects into the hopper, and in addition to these there are two gathering-fingers, which support the vines during the passage of the machine.

Crushing Insect Sifter

The machine is supported upon two wheels, one in the rear of the other. The body is hopper shaped, with…

The typical representation of cultivated fields in general on a topographical map.

Cultivated Fields in General

The typical representation of cultivated fields in general on a topographical map.

A man cultivating

Cultivating

A man cultivating

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

Cultivator

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

A good riding cultivator.

Cultivator, riding

A good riding cultivator.

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

Stalk cutter

A corn and cotton stalk cutter, used to cut the stalks before plowing.

The Greek goddess of agriculture.

Demeter

The Greek goddess of agriculture.

Yields of adjacent rows in an ear-row test, showing the difference in yielding power of two ears that looked equally good.

Ear-row test

Yields of adjacent rows in an ear-row test, showing the difference in yielding power of two ears that…

A farm house without landscaping.

Farm house

A farm house without landscaping.

A farm house with landscaping.

Farm house

A farm house with landscaping.

Fertilizer distributor about 1900.

Fertilizer distributor

Fertilizer distributor about 1900.

Field corn planter about 1900.

Field corn planter

Field corn planter about 1900.

Field corn planter about 1900.

Field corn planter

Field corn planter about 1900.

A farmer standing waist-deep in a field of buckwheat on land that was plowed early and well fitted.

Buckwheat field

A farmer standing waist-deep in a field of buckwheat on land that was plowed early and well fitted.

Farmer standing in a sparse and stunted field of buckwheat, which was on land that was plowed late.

Buckwheat field

Farmer standing in a sparse and stunted field of buckwheat, which was on land that was plowed late.

"Irrigating young orchard with furrows. a, sluice; b, head ditch; c, furrow." -Department of Agriculture

Irrigating with Furrows

"Irrigating young orchard with furrows. a, sluice; b, head ditch; c, furrow." -Department of Agriculture

Germination test of different ears of corn.

Germination test

Germination test of different ears of corn.

A net that catches fish with gill covers in the mesh of the net. This illustration shows a gill-net anchored for cod and labels the parts: 1) Nets, 2) Buoys, 3) Anchor lines, 4) Anchors.

Gill-net

A net that catches fish with gill covers in the mesh of the net. This illustration shows a gill-net…

"Goad-spur, 13th or 14th century. A spur without a rowel and having a single more or less blunt point. In the early middle ages this was the common form in Europe." -Whitney, 1911

Goad-Spur

"Goad-spur, 13th or 14th century. A spur without a rowel and having a single more or less blunt point.…

Cions properly inserter for a top-graft.

Top-graft

Cions properly inserter for a top-graft.

A top-graft, completed.

Top-graft

A top-graft, completed.

The grafting process complete (reduced in size)

Roof grafting

The grafting process complete (reduced in size)

Grain drill about 1900.

Grain drill

Grain drill about 1900.

Awlnless brome grass, native to Russia.

Awnless brome grass

Awlnless brome grass, native to Russia.

A tall, tufted grass. It is adapted to deep, rich soils, as it roots deeply, yet it grows on poor soils to some extent. It is often desirable in a pasture mixture. The high price of seed and the seed adulteration seem to be the chief causes for its limited use.

Orchard grass

A tall, tufted grass. It is adapted to deep, rich soils, as it roots deeply, yet it grows on poor soils…

A disc-harrow.

Disc harrow

A disc-harrow.

A smoothing harrow, which is a good tool for killing weeds and fitting land

Smoothing harrow

A smoothing harrow, which is a good tool for killing weeds and fitting land

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

Spring-tooth harrow

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular weir pictured controls the channel between islands and is common along the coast of Maine.

Herring Weir

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular…

"Horseshoes. A, shoe for fore foot; ... a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

Horseshoe

"Horseshoes. A, shoe for fore foot; ... a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

"Horseshoes. ... B, shoe for hind foot; a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

Horseshoe

"Horseshoes. ... B, shoe for hind foot; a, toe-calks; b, heel-calks." -Whitney, 1911

A simple hotbed.

Hotbed

A simple hotbed.