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        Socializing, Traditions and Chores for Rural Farm Families in the 1940s | The People in the Pictures

        Learn about the social traditions and hard work of rural American farm families in this video from Iowa Public Television. Original photography and first-person accounts tell the story of rural American farm families before many of the technological and cultural changes of the mid-twentieth century.

        The 1940s brought a lot of change to rural Midwest farm families. Electrification, indoor plumbing, transportation and media technologies altered work and culture. In this segment from Iowa Public Television's documentary "The People in the Pictures: Stories from the Wettach Farm Photos," original photography and first-person accounts tell the story of the traditions and chores of farm life in rural America before many of the changes of the twentieth century emerged.

        Check out the entire The People in the Pictures: Stories from the Wettach Farm Photos.

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        Contributor: Iowa Public Television
        Funder: Iowa Communications Network
        Producer: Iowa Public Television

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