Description: Taken by Adrian Vanderveer Martense, this image captures the everyday labors of farm workers in nineteenth-century Brooklyn. By the late nineteenth century, most Flatbush farmland was tilled not by the owners, but by tenants and hired farmhands.
Format: lantern slide
Citation: Man plowing field, 1888, V1974.7.10; Adrian Vanderveer Martense collection, ARC.191; Brooklyn Historical Society.
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