More work for mom


Traditionally, “women’s work” on the farm included chores like caring for smaller animals, vegetable gardening, child rearing, housework, and food preservation. By 1936, when this photo of a South Dakota “farm woman” checking her pantry supplies, was taken, the farm woman’s role as the family’s primary shopper had become more central as a range of consumer goods were more widely available.

National Archives, Records of the Extension Service