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Friday, May 3, 2013

Shearing goats, powered by hand

These images show a shearing crew at work, and hard at work.  One of the images I've seen elsewhere; but I hadn't seen them together.  I bet that young man was tired by the end of the day. And he's not wearing gloves, either.  These images were among the Starr Bryden images loaned to me by some friends down the street.

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Shearing crew, Kerr County, around 1920.
Photograph likely by Starr Bryden
Shearing crew, Kerr County, around 1920.
Photograph likely by Starr Bryden
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5 comments:

  1. Joe, both are angora goats. Great share! Jan

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  2. MY WORD!!! People did not have an easy life in those days.

    The next time my wife asks me to run an electric vacuum cleaner over the carpets, I'm not going to complain.

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  3. In the second photo, there is a very scrawny dog standing behind the boy.

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  4. On the left side of the second photo, I see a pair of shoes on the ground.

    Also, on the left side I see a little foot sticking out of what appears to be very ragged britches.

    Higher up on the left side, I believe that I see little fingers.

    It must have been a difficult life on that farm/ranch.

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