Each day we bring you one stunning little glimpse of history in the form of a historical photograph. Enjoy!
It looks like the part of the cabin on the right side was added later. I'm thinking it would be a lot of extra work to put a little jog in the wall like that, and the logs look like they are not as weathered, and the chinking look a lot smother.I see parts of a yoke hanging on the wall, but I have no idea what that broom looking thing is, that is to the left of him leaning against the wall.
I may be totally mistaken - it's been known to happen - but think the object to the left of his is used to pound grain into flour. Whatever it is, this entire phicture speaks of a life of hard, hard work.
No, it is sitting next to the axe. Probably used to hit a froe or wedge when splitting logs for shingles or rails.
On the bright side you wouldn't spend a lot of time washing windows! :)
What a great photo. It portrays an obviously difficult life, but better than today in many ways by virtue of it's simplicity.