Life in Crosby County Texas from 1800s to 1950

Boy Drinks from Burlap Covered Jug

Drinking water from jar covered in wet burlap on farm near Ralls, Texas in 1939. Rapping a jug in wet burlap would keep the contents slightly cooler than if it was left uncovered in the hot sun. This type of water container was most often placed at the end of a field. Hoe hands and other field workers would quench their thirst before turning to the next row.

 

From a pictorial history of life in Crosby County Texas as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from 1800s to 1950

 
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