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There’s Something Special About These 15 North Carolina Farms From The Past

Farming and agriculture has long been a key aspect of North Carolina culture. Between tobacco, sweet potatoes, and cotton…there’s always a field to be found throughout the state and a lot of this farmland has been passed down through generations. At the same time, a lot of these images seen below were captured after the Great Depression when the FSA resettlement project was in its early stages.

A lot of these farmers worked hard on the loaned land and depended on a bountiful crop to feed their family as well as pay back the FSA. It was a hard time yet a simple time and these 15 pictures perfectly capture that.

What did you think of these pictures? Did you grow up working on a farm or own your own land currently? I’d love to hear your stories. Tell us in the comments!

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on