Picking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in 1955

Picking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs (Benton County), July 1, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauer Collection (S-92-144)

Standing, from left: Mrs. Bob Anderson, Bob Anderson, Geneva McGarrah Bauer, unidentified, Tom Anderson, Tom Alverson, Tom Alverson (bushel basket on shoulder). Crouched, from left: Pearl McGarrah, Jack Bauer.

Geneva Bauer (the woman looking at the camera) is holding a list of basket weights used to estimate the pounds of beans picked. Workers was paid ten cents per pound of beans. This truckload was headed for Dallas to fresh-market buyers.

 

Picking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in 1955

Picking beans at the McGarrah farm near Siloam Springs (Benton County), July 1, 1955. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauer Collection (S-92-144)

Standing, from left: Mrs. Bob Anderson, Bob Anderson, Geneva McGarrah Bauer, unidentified, Tom Anderson, Tom Alverson, Tom Alverson (bushel basket on shoulder). Crouched, from left: Pearl McGarrah, Jack Bauer.

Geneva Bauer (the woman looking at the camera) is holding a list of basket weights used to estimate the pounds of beans picked. Workers was paid ten cents per pound of beans. This truckload was headed for Dallas to fresh-market buyers.