Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Made and used much in the same way the house broom is, the yard broom helps to keep the yard of the farmhouse free from debris. Made from thin branches of various trees (usually the sweet gum), the yard broom is stronger than the house broom in order to withstand heavy use outdoors. The branches of this broom drag across the dirt near the farmhouse to remove unwanted leaves and weeds. Early 20th Century. more...