[Fantastic 1938 photographs] of farmers making sorghum and haying at Lake Dick, Arkansas in 1938

These remarkable photographs taken by Russell Lee show farming equipment, techniques of haying and sorghum making in October 1938. How times have changed!

 

Member of Lake Dick Cooperative Association, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasMember of Lake Dick Cooperative Association, Lake Dick Project1, Arkansas

Cleaning vats used in production of syrup from sorghum, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasCleaning vats used in production of syrup from sorghum, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Cleaning vats used in production of syrup from sorghum2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Stripping sorghum prior to crushing. Sorghum mill at Lake Dick Project, ArkansasStripping sorghum prior to crushing. Sorghum mill at Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Farmer loading strippings from sorghum into wagon, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasFarmer loading strippings from sorghum into wagon, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Raw syrup flowing from sorghum crusher, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasRaw syrup flowing from sorghum crusher, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Finished sorghum pouring from vats. Lake Dick Project, ArkansasFinished sorghum pouring from vats. Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Sorghum mill, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasSorghum mill, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Raking soybean hay, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasRaking soybean hay, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Raking soybean hay2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Raking soybean hay3, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Cutting Hay, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasCutting Hay, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Cutting Hay2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Reaching for grab used in hoisting hay to loft, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasReaching for grab used in hoisting hay to loft, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas]

Reaching for grab used in hoisting hay to loft2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas]

Elevating hay into loft, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasElevating hay into loft2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Elevating hay into loft3, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Elevating hay into loft, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Moving soybean hay to barn, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasMoving soybean hay to barn, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Loading machine attached to hay wagon, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasLoading machine attached to hay wagon, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Handling soybean hay from loader onto wagon, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasHandling soybean hay from loader onto wagon, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Handling soybean hay from loader onto wagon2, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Hay loading machine in operation, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasHay loading machine in operation, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

Hay barn, Lake Dick Project, ArkansasHay barn, Lake Dick Project, Arkansas

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