My Great-great-grandpa's brother's blacksmith shop.
Taken a few years after the Civil War.
Very nice. Wonderful photo.
I hope that mule got fed.
I had the same thought about the mule; he needs a few good meals.
Wonderful and interesting photo. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks. Yes, that mule looks like he may have some age on him but he's not underfed, that's about normal for a working animal of the time.
Animals today are overfed and TOO fat, much like people of today as compared to people of the past who had to work hard for a living.
Either way, I can't help him now since he's been gone for approximately 120 years...but it does make me wonder what his name might have been.
Great picture KT!
Makes me think about,.. as a kid in Switzerland, we still had a couple of work horses on the farm, just before tractors
took over,....many times I had to go to the Blacksmith to get new shoes put on. I had to hold the hooves up, what
a back breaking job that was!
i LOVE old photos!
(ya, my niece's mule eats tons and is scrawny as a rail)
There are some signs nailed to the front of the barn, but I can only make out some of the words on them.
One sign says, "Groves Chill and Tonic, 50(cents)" and another has "Star Tobacco" written on it.
A third sign says, "Baby Bowel Remedy" with the word 'Rice' written below.
Fourth sign says, "Tasteless Worm Sy...." whatever that is.
baby bowel remedy? tasteless worms? ewww, think i'm glad i live now...