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Image 15 (film)

Henry Browne, Farmer

This film continued the WWI convention of connecting work on the farm with the front lines of the war effort.

This film is unique, however, for using an African American farmer as the main subject. The film never mentions this fact and was narrated by Canada Lee. Presumably, the USDA created this film for an African American audience.

USDA, 1942.

Prelinger Film Archives, Internet Archive

Above: stills from USDA film, Henry Browne, Farmer, depicting daily life of a patriotic farmer in Georgia during World War II.
Play film below (run time: 10:40).