• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill; Walters, William D, Jr., 1942-
  • Created Date
  • 6-3-02
  • Description
  • This farmhand in Blue Mound Township, McLean County, Illinois, wears a large straw hat and overalls. He sits cross-legged with his hand to his mouth. He has a mustache. This is a typical farmhand, probably a migrant worker from Kentucky, who traveled to McLean County via the railroad. Many farmhands were needed to help husk, weed, and walk fields during harvest time. They made about $1.00 a day. Some were hired before they came, others were ho... more
    This farmhand in Blue Mound Township, McLean County, Illinois, wears a large straw hat and overalls. He sits cross-legged with his hand to his mouth. He has a mustache. This is a typical farmhand, probably a migrant worker from Kentucky, who traveled to McLean County via the railroad. Many farmhands were needed to help husk, weed, and walk fields during harvest time. They made about $1.00 a day. Some were hired before they came, others were hobos. How we learn about communities. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems. less
  • Format
  • Mch0379.jpg