Photograph of young men, participants in the Future Farmers of American program, in a Shawnee Mission Rural High School classroom in 1940 or 1941. Five of the boys are clustered at a desk in the foreground, looking at trays filled with soil and plant matter.
Photograph of Lawrence Zillhart, Future Farmers of America participant, holding a bulletin board outside Shawnee Mission Rural High School in 1940 or 1941. The bulletin board contains clippings from farm magazines and other information, and Zillhart wears a work shirt with an FFA patch sewn above the breast pocket.
Photograph of a boy harvesting in a cabbage field circa 1940. Wearing a light tank top and dark overalls, the boy holds a head of cabbage over a bushel basket. The photograph is part of the 1940-1941 Future Farmers of America "Supervised Practice" scrapbook.
Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A building an automobile are visible in the background.
Photograph of six young men pruning grapevines in a field circa 1940. The boys, Future Farmers of America participants, stand among several rows of grapevines, wearing dark pants and light shirts. A field with houses further in the background is in view beyond the vineyard.
A lithograph on paper by Thomas Hart Benton depicting two farmers and a donkey on a stark Midwestern farm.
This representational print was created while Benton taught at the Kansas City Art Institute. The original dimensions are 9 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (25.1 x 32.2 cm).