Viola Sells Poultry

Chickens! It was fun to come across this ad of Viola Noyes Harmon selling chickens, especially as I have a photo of her niece, Pansy, feeding chickens, and another photo of a nephew beside a poultry incubator. The White Wyandottes that she specialized in had been standardized in 1888 and were popular in the 1890s and early 1900s.

Emma Viola was the eldest daughter of James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell, b. 1860. She was married to Orrin Ellie Harmon who wrote the history “The Story of Liberal, Missouri”.

September 1906

Farm range. Fine birds and great layers. Have been breeding them seven years, and they never had any cholera or roup. Eggs, $1.00 per 15; $4.00 per 100. Mrs. E. Viola Harmon, Liberal Missouri

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