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Whew! It's good to be back! Busy, busy, busy.

This is an antique rake that would be pulled either behind a horse or a steam-driven tractor. It dates to about 1917.

When World War I began, and many of the doughboys left for the front, women at home either had to pick up the slack and do the things that the men did--which many did very capably--or they had to get machines to do the work. This farming implement has ties to both. The women could certainly run this and sit on the seat there just below the sun, but she probably had a tractor to do the real work, since teaming horses for the job is labor unto itself.

Anyway, I just like this old equipment. I spent much time and many cold ankles trudging through the snow for some of these!

Again, I did not use any filters at all here, since shooting into the sun creates weird light spots to appear in the image.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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