Many of the artifacts featured in the ITC's Sharecropper Cabin were generously donated by former sharecroppers.
Merline Washington of Hearne, Texas donated several artifacts to outfit the cabin once it arrived at the ITC. Her parents and grandparents were sharecroppers, and they had owned and used many of those objects.
Eugene and Anna Mae Bullard of Calvert, Texas not only donated artifacts to the ITC for the cabin exhibit - they shared stories of their own personal experiences at sharecroppers.Learn More
These foothold traps, once set, were hidden under brush. A trap’s spring-operated jaws were triggered once a passing animal stepped on the
When families had milk, they nearly always saved some for butter. Churning required more time than strength, and children were often employed
Laborers dragged sacks such as these up and down the rows, filling them with as much as fifty pounds of cotton.
Most houses, especially in rural areas, did not have indoor plumbing before 1950 or later, so outhouses were the most common facilities
Coffee had to be purchased at the general store or farm commissary. Families usually bought in bulk, and a sack of coffee
We may call this device an egg beater, but it was used to mix just about anything that needed it. People began
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