Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Just like today, the farm needed to be kept clean and tidy. Unfortunately, the farmer could not always run to the local supply store to get a broom or a mop, so he had to make one. By attaching a wooden handle to a wood board base with cutout holes, the basis for a mop is created. Corn shucks are placed in the empty holes and function as hard bristles. Hand-made mops like this are used to scrub the floors and walls of the farmhouse, and when the shucks in the bottom get too warn down and dirty, they are taken out and replaced with new shucks. more...