House broom


Title
House broom
Description
House broom. To make a broom like the one seen here, a farmer gathers broom straw found in the field, removes any seedpods, and bundles the straw together with tobacco twine. Using broom straw creates soft bristles that do not scratch the surface being swept, but that does remove dirt from the inside of the farmhouse. Early 20th century. The accompanying video provides a demonstration of its use.
Date
1900-1925
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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