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Broom (House)

Date: Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
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. more...
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