“Jean Schnell pulls weeds out of a planter while balancing her six-month-old son, Dwight, on her hip”

By Michelle Bogre, Lockwood, Missouri, ca. 1978

As more women entered the paid workforce in the 1970s, striking a balance between work and family responsibilities was a much discussed topic. But for women working on the farm, this issue was nothing new.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Information Agency (306-PSE-78-206)