So as we wind down our week of celebrating one of our favorite large farm animals, we bring you 9 vintage photographs of cows — brown cows, black cows, spotted cows, and everything in between (courtesy of The Library of Congress Archives). Enjoy!
Head of a cow, ca. 1890.
Bringing in mother cows, ca. 1979.
Cow about to be mated, ca. 1935.
A cow and her calves, ca. 1980.
Alice Calhoun with a cow, ca. 1900.
Cows in Cajun country farm, Louisiana ca. 1946.
Carrie Severt milks a cow one-handed at her farm in Alleghany County, North Carolina, ca. 1978.