Historical Photos: 1920’s
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4-H club boys. Note the beanie hats they are wearing.
Prize winning Poultry Club member, Tom Prater, 14 years old. Raised a pen of eight pullets and one cockerel. Won 1st prize for best pen of Rhode Island reds at county fair also for best display. Total prize-Cash $10.00, 1 pr. shoes, $2.50 trade at drug store, and two banks gave $5.00 each, 3/7/25. Pasco County, Dade City, Florida.
Russell Henderson, a 1926 Madison County 4-H member, posed with his grand champion sow with nine new born pigs. Russell set a Madison County Swine Raising record by producing 31 pigs in three successive litters with this mother hog.
Pasco County 4-H club officers in Dade City on April 10th. This photo is not dated but we believe it was taken the same day as the grand march photo which was dated and is listed above.
Another photo from the same event which recorded club membership in Pasco County at 993 boys and girls.
Another picture of the officers on April 10th, which also recorded that W.T. Nettles was the County Agent and Mrs. H. B. Tichnor was the Home Demonstration Agent.
Madison 4-H and FFA youths pulling sweet potato draws from an ‘ole fashion manure-heated plant bed in the Spring of 1926. The cover on the bed in the background was muslin dipped in linseed oil. Youth in the center, facing the camera, is said to be Dick Baker. Standing is B. E. Lawton (left) county agent and Mitchell Wilkson, Vo-Ag teacher who later was county agent in Walton County for several years.
Girls at the Short Course in Tallahassee at Florida State College for Women. Banners are being held to represent the following counties: Alachua, Citrus, Duval, Escambia, Gadsden, Hillsborough, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Okaloosa, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Walton.
Other 1920s Photos
Boys attending Short Course on the UF campus in Gainesville inspect soil. Buckman Hall is visible in the background.
Do you have an older 4-H photo to contribute? Please email Shaumond Scott for details on how to provide historical photos for our collection.