15 Vintage Portraits of Farmers in Overalls

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.

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A farmer of Franklin County, Kansas, ca. 1939.

 

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A couple of farmers drink beer together, ca. 1941.

 

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An Arkansas farmer strikes a match on the button of his overalls, ca. 1939.

 

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An ozark farmer and his family, ca. 1940.

 

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Mrs. Foster hanging up her husband’s overalls, ca. 1938.

 

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Farmers at an auction, ca. 1938.

 

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The son of a North Carolina Tenant Farmer, ca. 1938.

 

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Shelling corn, ca. 1939.

 

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A farmer of Franklin County, Kansas, ca. 1936.

 

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A young farmer enjoys a cigarette, ca. 1938.

 

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A North Carolina sharecropper and tenant farmer, ca. 1935.

 

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Children of an Arkansas tenant farmer, ca. 1935.

 

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A Mormon farmer in Utah, ca. 1940.

 

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Mr. Tronson, farmer near Wheelock, North Dakota, ca. 1937.

 

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Farmers at an Iowa cornhusking contest, ca. 1939.

 

15 Vintage Portraits of Farmers in Overalls