While I agree that it is staged Arthur, it sure shows the tools of the "trade" that were employed to clear the land for farming. Any ideas on location and date? Those misery whips (saws) were NOT any fun; as my Dad would shout, DON'T PUSH..
Arlen Sheldrake on 31st July 2012 @ 11:22am
This is part of a group with the name "A.J. Shepler" on the back. Some of the other images are dated "1900" or "early 1900's," but this one has no notes on it at all. The print is very faded so I've adjusted the exposure a bit.
Arthur on 31st July 2012 @ 12:35pm
Alfred James Shepler was born 14 Apr 1882 in Indiana. In 1900 he was living in Chenowith, Skamania, WA and is listed as a timber feller. In 1910 he lived in Fruit Valley Pct, Klickitat, WA and was a ferry boatman. In 1918 he lived at 3 East Sherman, Hood River, and worked as a ferryman for dean & Shepler. In 1930 he was a carpenter in Hood River.
Jeffrey Bryant on 31st July 2012 @ 6:00pm
Thanks, that reminds me we've seen A.J. Shepler before. Click on the "Shepler" tag to the left to see related posts.
Arthur on 31st July 2012 @ 6:10pm
Does anyone have any record of a person named Amund Watland out there?
I see him listed in the 1900 US census for that area.
Aaron Synsteby on 18th August 2012 @ 9:25am