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    • Newton Hylton stands beside crushing machine

    • Animals; Agriculture; Home food processing; Molasses; Equipment
    • Newton Hylton stands stands beside a crushing machine powered by a horse. A man feeds sorghum cane through the machine behind Hylton. Part of a larger series of photos on molasses making.
    • Man stands next to tree in woods

    • Animals; Woodwork; Lumber industry; Equipment
    • Newton Hylton stands beside a tree in the woods with his back to the camera. A horse hitched to a wooden sled stands to the left of the tree. A crosscut saw lays across a tree stump in the foreground. Bark is scraped off the tree Hylton faces. ...
    • Hatcher Hotel 19/20

    • hotels; sayings; rural areas
    • Mr. Hatcher spent time writing sayings and stories about local history and folk lore on the walls of his hotel. The Hatcher Hotel was located on Main St. in Pikeville, KY.
    • Men in doorway of log cabin

    • Dwellings; Buildings
    • Two men stand in front of a small log house. One man stands on the stone step in front of the door; the younger man stands in the grass in front of the house. Older man may be Goode Rakes. House located on Poplar Camp Creek.
    • Woman teaches child to quilt

    • Quilting; Textiles; Children
    • An older woman stands next to a wooden quilting frame and makes stitches in the quilt. A little girl stands on a chair beside the woman, watching her quilt. A spool of thread lays on top of the quilt. Part of a series of photos on quilting at...
    • Albert Hylton stands behind rail fence

    • Agriculture; Fences; Agricultural facilities
    • Albert Hylton stands in a field behind a rail fence. A small wagon is in the field behind Hylton, beside a corn shock. A barn and other outbuildings are visible in the background. Top two rails of fence are leaning on the ground. Farm located...
    • Man stands next to pile of crushed sorghum cane

    • Molasses; Agriculture; Buildings
    • Green Wade stands next to a large pile of crushed sorghum cane, adding cane to it with a pitchfork. The side of a house or outbuilding is visible in the background. Palmer titled this series of photos "Making molasses; Green Wade's." Palmer...
    • Evie Shelton stands behind cash register

    • Buildings; Portrait photographs; General stores; Equipment
    • Evie Shelton stands behind the cash register in her country store in Copper Valley, VA. Shelton's hand rests on a knob on the side of the register. Store goods are visible on the shelves behind her. A calculator and jars of candy sit on the...
    • Man piles hams onto scales

    • Children; Home food processing; General stores; Equipment
    • A man stands behind a set of large scales, holding three hams in his arms. Other hams lay on the scales. A small boy stands behind the scales next to the man. The man and boy are in a room of Evie Shelton's country store. Shelton's store was...
    • Father and son stack hay

    • Agriculture; Equipment
    • Newton Hylton stands in a hay field, pitching hay onto a tall haystack with a pitchfork. His son Albert Hylton stands on top of the haystack, also holding a pitchfork, ready to put the loose hay into place. Part of a larger series of photos on...
    • Albert Hylton stands on haystack

    • Agriculture; Animals; Agricultural machinery & implements; Equipment
    • Albert Hylton stands on top of a haystack in a field. He holds a pitchfork in his hands. A long wooden pole sticks into the ground at the center of the haystack. Newton Hylton rakes hay in the background on a horse-drawn hay rake. Part of a...
    • Haymakers in a field

    • Agriculture; Animals; Agricultural machinery & implements; Equipment
    • A team of horses hitched to a hay rake stands in front of a haystack in a field on a farm on Laurel Fork Creek. Newton Hylton stands on the ground between the rake and the haystack. Albert Hylton is on top of the haystack using a pitchfork to add...
    • Newton Hylton carries hay to stack

    • Agriculture; Animals; Agricultural machinery & implements; Equipment
    • Newton Hylton carries hay on a pitchfork to a haystack in a field. Hylton's son, Albert, stands on top of the haystack waiting to add the loose hay to the stack. A team of horses hitched to a hay rake stands in front of the haystack. Part of a...
    • Man stands in doorway of blacksmith shop

    • Blacksmithing; Buildings; Agricultural facilities
    • Newton Hylton stands in the doorway of his blacksmith shop with his back to the camera. Another man is visible inside the shop. A wagon wheel leans against an anvil. Part of a larger series of photos on Newton Hylton inside his blacksmith shop.
    • Newton Hylton stands over logs

    • Fences; Equipment; Woodwork
    • Newton Hylton stands outside over a pile of logs on the ground, posed for a picture. Hylton holds a wooden mallet in his hands. An iron wedge is in one of the logs. A rail fence is in the background. Part of a larger series of photos on rail...
    • Newton Hylton repairs roof

    • Animals; Agricultural facilities; Buildings; Equipment; Woodwork
    • Newton Hylton stands on a sawhorse beside a log outbuilding, hammering wooden shakes or shingles onto the roof. A horse harnessed to a wooden sled stands behind Hylton. Part of a larger series of photos on handmade wood shakes.
    • Men load corn shock into wagon

    • Agriculture; Animals; Fences; Transportation; Carts & wagons; Croplands
    • E. Howard Hammersley, Sr. stands in a cornfield with his arms around a corn shock. Another man stands up in a wagon full of corn stalks hitched to a team of horses. A rail fence is visible along the edge of the cornfield.
    • Man stands on water races

    • Mills
    • An unidentified man stands on the water races of the Agee gristmill in Patrick County, Virginia. Water pours from the side of the races into the creek below. The back of the large gristmill is visible in the photo. Photo taken during the summer...

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