The Back Yard as Work Space

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Title

The Back Yard as Work Space

Description

Unidentified women pose near corn stalks. During the 1800s back yards were work spaces. A vegetable garden, refuse pile, livestock, and the outhouse were in the back yard. As automobiles became more common in the early 1900s, garages were placed at the back edge of the lot in case of fires as cars use flammable gasoline. During World War I (1917 - 1919) the back yard became a place to grow liberty gardens to increase available food supplies.

Date

circa 1915 - 1920

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

74.595.629

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.5" x 5.75"

Citation

“The Back Yard as Work Space,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/4391.

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