Farms of Edmeston

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index card annotation
Clark Chicken House information - Image Source

Collection Facts

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Historical Context

In the 1980s, a fourth grade teacher in Edmeston asked students to take photographs of local farm buildings and include an index card of annotation, describing the building and its location.  Some of the resulting cards and photographs were saved and donated to the Edmeston Museum.  

Buildings described by the students include chicken coops, barns, outhouses, and icehouses, all staples of rural farm life in the 1800s and 1900s.  Locations are indicated with reference to how many miles from "the corners" the building is, and properties are identified by the surname of families who have lived there for generations.