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Hog killing on Milton Puryeur place; He is a Negro owner of five acres of land; Rural Route No. 1, Box 59, Dennison, Halifax County, Virginia; This is six miles south [on Highway No. 501] of South Boston; He used to grow tobacco and cotton but now just a subsistence living; These hogs belong to a neighbor landowner; He burns old shoes and pieces of leather near the heads of the slaughtered hogs while they are hanging to keep the flies away, Nov. 1939.

Image ID: 1260089

Hog killing on Milton Puryeur place; He is a Negro owner of five acres of land; Rural Route No. 1, Box 59, Dennison, Hal... (November 1939)

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:  Hog killing on Milton Puryeur place; He is a Negro owner of five acres of land; Rural Route No. 1, Box 59, Dennison, Halifax County, Virginia; This is six miles south [on Highway No. 501] of South Boston; He used to grow tobacco and cotton but now just a subsistence living; These hogs belong to a neighbor landowner; He burns old shoes and pieces of leather near the heads of the slaughtered hogs while they are hanging to keep the flies away, Nov. 1939.

Creator

: Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990 -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Farm Security Administration -- Sponsor

Depicted Date

: November 1939

Item/Page/Plate

: 28842

Source

: Farm Security Administration Collection. / Virginia. / Marion Post Wolcott.

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Digital ID

: 1260089

Record ID

: 612433

Digital Item Published

: 12-10-2004; updated 5-23-2012

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