9 Cows of Yesteryear - Modern Farmer

9 Cows of Yesteryear

Rounding off cow week with 9 vintage photos of our bovine friends.

Cow at Wabash Farms cooperative, Indiana ca. 1938.

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.



Man and cow, ca. 1930.


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