About History – Hand Colored Photographs of Farming in 1950’s Georgia

With its rich natural abundance of fertile soil, clean water and favorable climate, Georgia has been producing a wide range of agricultural products for more than 3,000 years. During the Soviet era, Georgia  was a leading agricultural country within the Soviet Union, providing up to 10% of inter-republic trade in the highest quality food.

A Farmer and his Pigs in 1950's Georgia

A Farmer and his Pigs in 1950’s Georgia

Farmer with Giant Cabbage in 1950's Georgia

Farmer with Giant Cabbage in 1950’s Georgia

Soviet era agriculture was characterized by state ownership of all agricultural land and concentration of production in large-scale collective farms.

Agricultural Machinery in 1950's Georgia

Agricultural Machinery in 1950’s Georgia

A Boy and his Herd of Pigs in 1950's Georgia

A Boy and his Herd of Pigs in 1950’s Georgia

A Combine Harvestor in 1950's Georgia

A Combine Harvester in 1950’s Georgia

Women Participating in the Harvest in 1950's Georgia

Women Participating in the Harvest in 1950’s Georgia

Shepherds in 1950's Georgia

Shepherds in 1950’s Georgia

A boy and his goat in 1950's Georgia

A boy and his goat in 1950’s Georgia

Photos by Mkrtich Ktoyan.

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2 Responses to “About History – Hand Colored Photographs of Farming in 1950’s Georgia”
  1. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing this bit of history.

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