|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
Black and white photograph mounted on beige (stained orange now) cardboard of a man sitting on what appears to be a very early model tractor, 4.1875" x 5.9375", date unknown. The entire photo is highly washed out so it is difficult to tell exactly what is what. A man wearing a farmer's hat, button-up shirt under a vest, and work pants is standing on a raised platform under an awning that is connected to the contraption. There are four wheels involved with the tractor, two large wheels in the back (on the ground) and two small wheels in the front (also on the ground). The wheels appear to support a central cylinder (lying sideways). On the front of this central cylinder there is a thin smokestack that rises up out of it. In the front of the central cylinder there is a hatch, possibly for loading coal. There are all sorts of gears and contraptions attached to the central cylinder that the man appears to be ready to control.
In the background there is a barn, or some type of other structure. It appears that at right in the background behind the wooden slot fence is a cornfield.
Written on the back is "picture is owned by/ Mrs. Emma Morris/ 335 S. College/ #50" in pencil.