The Farmer's Wife

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Main contributors
United States. Department of Agriculture; Wilding Picture Productions, Inc. : produced by
"A documentary tribute to the farm women of America and an explanation of their part in winning the war. Exemplified by 'Mom,' the farm woman is shown to be a potent force in lining up the farm family behind the agricultural war production program. It is "Mom" who helps the child out of difficulty. She looks after the chickens, the pigs, the young calf. If she's not in the garden or in the orchard, she is in the kitchen canning vegetables, picking a chicken, cooking, so that all will have enough and the right kind of food to eat. Everything and everybody on the farm depends on 'Mom.' She lends cheer and encouragement when morale is low. She is the moving spirit in community affairs. The things she does every day on the farm are war work. The attitude of farm women in general is summed up in 'Mom's' closing speech, 'If our farm can help—I guess it's little enough. It's kind of up to you and me to see it through' " (Motion Pictures of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1945, 22).
J.M. Constable : directed by; James Pridle III : story by; Harold Stokes : music by; Orlando Lippert : cameraman; Chester Lindstrom : supervisor for the U.S.D.A; Duncan Wall : supervisor for the U.S.D.A.
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive
Physical Description
1 film reel (9 min., 40 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm 

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