Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chopping Wood



There are a lot of jobs associated with cooking and heating with firewood, but the real work is in the  chopping. These two children are doing that chore in the picture. given the angle he is coming down on the log, it looks like he is splitting it, perhaps making some kindling. The picture is from Oklahoma in 1939.

4 comments:

  1. the other boy looks to be in harms way if the axe slides some to his direction. YIKES!

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  2. What are the plants in the background? They look very familiar.

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  3. They look like marijuana plants.

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    1. Yup. Hemp production for the fiber, clothing, etc, was pretty widespread in the 30's and 40's.

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