Historical Photos: 1930’s


4-H club girls give a demonstration at school about a well-built body should look.

Well Built Body 4-H 1930


Boys Short Course, University of Florida campus. Gainesville, Florida. This Hillsborough County group was the largest county delegation attending the event.



Volusia County. 4-H club poultry show in Deland. Note the 4-H emblems on the sign over the barn. Both boys and girls are shown as participants in the photo.

4-H 1932


National 4-H Club Congress Delegation 1932 (3707 KB). This unique  photograph measuring 38″ by 6″ shows the entire national delegation attending the National 4-H Club Congress.

4-H Congress 1932

Several names are recorded on the back of the photo–Lorraine Chamberlin (best all around 4-H in the state), Ellen Dirr (healthiest in the state), Mary Ellen Lovelace (best 4-H seamstress), Grace Warren (home demonstration agent), Flavia Gleason (state agent). This photograph was donated to the State 4-H program by Mrs. Lorraine Chamberlin Howell’s family, upon her passing in 2001. Over time the photograph developed a crack and has weathered with age.

back of 1932 photo


Madison County 4-H club boys lay out a terrace under the direction of county agent R.A. Stratford (extreme right)
Madison County 1934

Betty Reed State 4-H Champion Gardening & Canning Girl, Jefferson County
Girl with Canning Jars 1934

Girls park improvements

1934 Girls Park Improvements 4-H

Annie Ray Young and her Spotted Poland China Pig, presented to her by Mrs. Dave Shultz, wife of the Governor of Fla. Annie Ray lives at Buck Pond, Fla. and was given this pig for her outstanding club work.

Girl and Pig gift


Clothing Club wearing dresses which they have made. Walton County, Fla.

Clothing Club 1934


Not the least important among the day’s activities at 4-H Camp Timpoochee is the partaking of “”three squares”” a day. With their energy-requiring activites, the boys and girls are ready for the wholesome food when it is served. August 2, 1935.

Lunch at Camp Timpoochee 1935

The 18th Annual 4-H Club Boys’ Short Course. University of Florida. Week of June 10th, 1935.

Boys Short Course 1935

Both boys and girls enjoy Tantoli, an Italian folk dance, at Camp Timpoochee. August 1, 1935.

The “Kangeroo Court” at 4-H Camp Timpoochee maintains excellent discipline at camp. Judge, jury, sheriff, accused, clerk and a witness are shown. August 1, 1935.

Kangaroo Court 1935

4-H Club boys become wood cutters at Camp Timpoochee, 4-H camp on Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County. The work detail is a part of every day’s program, and the cooks must have wood. August 1, 1935.

Camp 4-H 1935

4-H boys and girls at camp look forward eagerly to “story telling” hour each day. August 1, 1935.

Storytelling at Camp 1935

Class instruction is a part of the program every day at Camp Timpoochee, August 1, 1935

Camp Timpoochee 1935

Life-saving instruction is a part of the day’s program at Camp Timpoochee, where everybody goes swimming in Choctawhatchee Bay. August 1, 1935.

CPR 1935

Boys at 4-H Camp Timpoochee play horse shoes. August 1, 1935

Horseshoe 1935

Boys demonstrate how to make a bed at 4-H Camp Timpoochee

Making Beds camp Timpoochee 1936

Edna Sims, state champion in 4-H bread baking and judging, gives a demonstration in judging bread. Walton County. July 31, 1935.

Bread Baking demo 1935


National 4-H Conference – Florida Delegation, Washington, D.C.
National 4-H Conference 1936

National 4-H Conference on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The Washington Monument is visible behind the tents.

National Mall 1936



National 4-H Conference, Washington D.C. From left to right are Miss Anna Mae Sikes, Miss Forena Watherbu (Orange County), Adlin J. Malthby (St. James County), Miss Pearl Chamberlin (Alachua County), Gred Goettle (Escambia County) and J. Lee Smith.”

1937 National 4-H

Francis Broome, 4-H poultry project.
Francis Broome Poultry

4-H club boy with his goats
4-H Boy with goats

Two 4-H club boys demonstrate how to milk a goat.

1937 4-H Goat Milking

Other 1930s Photos

Flag raising at 4-H Camp Timpoochee

Timpoochee Flag Raising 1930s

Flag raising at 4-H Camp Timpoochee

Timpoochee Flag Raising 1930s

Volleyball at 4-H Camp Timpoochee

Timpoochee Volleyball 1930s

The Orange County 4-H Club girls bound for short course, Florida State College Tallahassee.

4-H Girls 1930s

Camp pleasures. (Additional information-This is likely 4-H club girls at the Short Course at FSU. It was also called camp. The kitchen does not look like any of the 4-H camp kitchens look, or might have looked.)

Girls Cooking 1930s

Girls at camp

1930s girls at camp

Girls from Suwannee County at 4-H camp

Suwanee Girls at Camp


National 4-H Conference – Florida delegation – Washington, D.C


.National Conference 1930s

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