An Egg Farm: The Management of Poultry in Large Numbers, 1876

Summary

Raising chickens and eggs for market grew into a specialized industry after the Civil War. Publishers responded with books and periodicals dedicated to the interests of poultry farmers. Books, like this one explaining large-scale egg production, provided information for farmers and helped popularize exotic breeds that gained weight rapidly and consistently laid high-quality eggs.

Raising chickens and eggs for market grew into a specialized industry after the Civil War. Publishers responded with books and periodicals dedicated to the interests of poultry farmers. Books, like this one explaining large-scale egg production, provided information for farmers and helped popularize exotic breeds that gained weight rapidly and consistently laid high-quality eggs.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1876

Creators

Stoddard, H.H. 

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.0.3.72

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)
Bookbinding (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7.625 in

Width: 5 in

Depth: 0.5 in

Inscriptions

on Contents page: "Mrs Strickland August 1916."

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