Overalls have been a staple farm attire since the late eighteenth century. They're durable and protective, and they'll keep your pants up when you're baling hay or weeding the garden. We took a look at the Library of Congress Archives to bring you 15 vintage portraits of farmers wearing this classically agrarian attire.
A farmer of Franklin County, Kansas, ca. 1939.
A couple of farmers drink beer together, ca. 1941.
An Arkansas farmer strikes a match on the button of his overalls, ca. 1939.
An ozark farmer and his family, ca. 1940.
Mrs. Foster hanging up her husband’s overalls, ca. 1938.
Farmers at an auction, ca. 1938.
The son of a North Carolina Tenant Farmer, ca. 1938.
Shelling corn, ca. 1939.
A farmer of Franklin County, Kansas, ca. 1936.
A young farmer enjoys a cigarette, ca. 1938.
A North Carolina sharecropper and tenant farmer, ca. 1935.
Children of an Arkansas tenant farmer, ca. 1935.
A Mormon farmer in Utah, ca. 1940.
Mr. Tronson, farmer near Wheelock, North Dakota, ca. 1937.
Farmers at an Iowa cornhusking contest, ca. 1939.