A sled of some kind? Used to pull hay out to the field in winter? The bigger question is where is this - so very flat. I think of the south.
nels on 11th April 2018 @ 8:27am
I can't tell if those are shocks or bales of hay in the field.
The piece of equipment with wheels, in the center of the photo, is a seeder. The small piece in front, and to the right was pushed by hand for weeding the garden and making furrows for planting seed. Not sure about the piece of wheeled equipment in front. Possibly a hay rake. All of my guesses have a question mark.
I know this looks like prairie country, but if you were standing in the middle of Government Island in the Columbia River, it would look like this. I think it must be river bottom ground somewhere. Especially since it looks like a good crop of hay.
L.E. on 11th April 2018 @ 9:07am
Arthur, do you have anymore information to salve our curiosity. It looks definitely like a water flattened place so make me think of the South.
nels on 11th April 2018 @ 1:18pm
nels, this is from the Wonsyld collection which includes material from Yacolt, Washington. I don't know that area but L.E. may be able to fill us in.
Arthur on 11th April 2018 @ 2:21pm
Definitely not Yacolt country. Could be down the Lewis River from Yacolt, in Woodland, WA.
But, I looked up some photos of Lamberton, Minnesota, where the Wonsyld family came from. I am pretty sure that must be where this photo was taken.
Home to the Bluestem prairie grass along the Cottonwood River.
L.E. on 11th April 2018 @ 7:12pm
From the left center, I believe we have a wagon of some sort, a seeder, a horse drawn plow and then to the right we have some setup for handing hay or grain. There is also a low range of mountains in the back ground that make me think this photo might be somewhere in the Goldendale area or in the Yakima basin.
Longshot on 12th April 2018 @ 4:41am