Taken in 1940, this photograph shows "the son of Pomp Hall, a Negro tenant farmer, unharnessing a mule on his father's farm" in Creek County, Oklahoma. Even as late as the 1940s, horses and mules were still used to pull wagons and plows at many farms. At the Williams farmstead, we recovered many harness items and related horse-gear items that indicate just how important animal power was to their farming operation. Photograph by Lee Russell, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LOC Call Number: LC-USF33- 012550-M3.
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