"Gift for the Grangers"
This 1873 promotional poster for the Grangers features an idealized portrait of the yeoman farmer, with accompanying scenes of social, civic, and domestic life. The Grange (also known as the Patrons of Husbandry) was a coalition of independent farmers that spread through the midwest in the decades after the Civil War. Grange members fought for government regulation against railroads and grain storage facilities whose monopolies allowed them to charge high rates to farmers.
Creator | J. Hale Powers & Co.
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | J. Hale Powers & Co., “"Gift for the Grangers",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed June 16, 2021, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2040.