Kids and Farm Animals

Farming has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the Georgia experience. The Digital Library of Georgia’s collections represent centuries of life on farms around the state through photographs, diaries, correspondence, newspapers, and even moving images.  Some of the more endearing collection photographs involve interactions between children and farm animals. Below is  but a small sampling of what you might find amidst our wealth of digital media.

Photograph of a girl milking a cow for a cat in Cobb County, Georgia, circa 1915. The image is from the Vanishing Georgia Collection, a collaboration between the Digital Library of Georgia and the Georgia Archives.

Photograph of a child sitting on the back of a hog in or near Richmond County, Georgia, in the late 19th century. The image is part of the Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African Americans in the Augusta, Ga. Vicinity, circa 1872-1898. The site is a joint effort between the Digital Library of Georgia and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Photograph of young Russell McCants holding a chicken at the Georgia State Fair in Macon, Georgia, in October of 1955 (by anthony at dress-head ). The image can be found at the Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960 website, a collaboration between the Digital Library of Georgia and the Middle Georgia Archives.

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The DLG has been busy

The DLG has recently completed some exciting projects. We thought we’d take a minute to catch you up.

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive:

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/atlnewspapers

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to fourteen newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922. Consisting of over 67,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a record of Atlanta’s history from its origins as an railroad terminus, through the devastation of the Civil War, to its eventual growth into one of the nation’s largest cities.

The archive includes the following Atlanta newspaper titles: Atlanta Daily Examiner (1857), Atlanta Daily Herald (1873-1876), Atlanta Georgian (1906-1911), Atlanta Intelligencer (1851, 1854-1871), Atlantian (1911-1922), Daily/Georgia Weekly Opinion (1867-1868), Gate-City Guardian (1861), Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader (1860-1861), New Era (1869-1872), Southern Confederacy (1861-1864), Southern Miscellany, and Upper Georgia Whig (1847), Southern World (1882-1885), Sunny South (1875-1907), Weekly Constitution (1869-1882).

The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspaper Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at:

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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