Archive for August, 2008

Threshing Oats, 1942

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Note reads, “Threshing oats at home. November 1942.” If you’re in west-central Minnesota, go see this done live at Rollag starting today.

Farmall F-20 Threshing, 1942.

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Caption reads, “Threshing at our old home place. November 1942. That’s Lawrence on the load.” The thresher is stopped and not visible, behind the wagons. More detail tomorrow morning in another photo. The tractor pictured is a mid-1930s-era Farmall F-20 tractor.

Two Men At Bridge, 1940s.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Two men standing at bridge. 1940s.

Malferd’s Garden, 1960s.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Note on back reads, “This is part of our house on the south side. Malferd & I both love to work in the yard.” Color photo, appears 1960s.

Black Dress, Wooden Screen, 1890s

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

A cabinet card portrait of a woman wearing a plan black dress, standing with one hand on an intricately woven bent-wood fireplace screen. The view behind her is a hand-painted backdrop depicting the interior of a house. Portrait by G.T. Hamery of Crookston, Minnesota, late 19th century.

Three Men On A Roof

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Three men performing repairs on a roof. Appears 1940s.

Street View, 1950s

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Unknown location.

Johnson-Restado Farm, 1955

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

This farm photo is captioned “John Johnson Farm” and “Gina Restado Farm“. The crossout seems very deliberate to only hit ‘Gina’ and ‘Farm’. Hand-dated August 1955.

Brothers and Sisters, 1940s

Monday, August 4th, 2008

This photo appears to be a ‘family reunion’ style photo of four brothers and their sister; the men on the left appear more amused than those on the right. Photo, 1940s.

Red Crown Pump Shield, 1940s

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Young girl standing on a repurposed “Red Crown Gasoline” sign. The sign is being used as a shield to prevent the ground around the pump from becoming too wet or compressed. Dated by lab “Oct 23 1945″.