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Northwestern Mexico
Description: The agriculture of Northwestern Mexico, including a modern cotton gin and henequen processing factory.
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Clip #: TFA-302E
Length: 10:34
Year: 1951
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: Central America
Country: Mexico
Subject: Agriculture
Original: 16mm
1950s, Northwestern Mexico, man’s hand drawing line around Northwestern Mexico on map, man’s hand pointing to Casas Grandes on map, farmer and wife feeding corn to chickens lifting bucket of water from well, irrigation canal, farmer and wife walking around exterior of home and getting into older car, farmer’s son riding horse out to field to tend to crops, farmer’s son and mechanic walking out to field to inspect hay baler, modern agricultural machinery, fertilized soil, dirt mixed with stone lying directly on solid rock, irrigation canals, fertile cotton field, modern cotton gin, cotton swept up and blown into storage bins, ginning machine, cotton gin, male worker pulling levers to feed in more raw cotton, fiber being packed into mold in compressor, male workers preparing empty mold for machine, male workers removing completed cotton bale from compressor, male workers transporting completed bale to storage yard, male workers loading cotton bales onto large truck, man’s hand pointing to Pericos on map, cactus plant growing amongst thorny trees and bushes in desert, land cleared for farming by hand with largest trees left for shade, henequen field, agave, male workers unloading bundles of harvested henequen leaves and carrying into factory, male workers using modern machinery to process leaves, male worker spreading out leaves on ground in sun to dry, male workers flipping henequen fibers to allow for drying, long fibers drying over wire, hemp, hemp bales stacked in storage area, men holding rope, rope spelling “The End”

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