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Contributed by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records: State Library of Arizona

This collection was created to share artwork and posters created by the federal government that cover agriculture in America. Many of these posters and prints were distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), though some pieces predate the FDLP. Many of these posters chronicle American agriculture the 1970s and 1980s and show us a time when innovations we take for granted today did not yet exist or represented the bleeding edge of technology and a reminder of how quickly our world has changed.

Portfolio of American Agriculture (21 items)
This series, created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aptly named, since it is kept in an actual portfolio. The inside of that portfolio offers brief descriptions alongside thumbnails of the photos and artwork that make up the series and is included as a document. These images were intended to highlight rural America and the way American agriculture worked in the 1970s and 1980s. Some images focus on the way technology had changed agriculture, while others show practices that were carried out the same way they had been for decades, if not centuries, prior.

 
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