Old Farming Photos

"The Right Way to Break Sod and Harrow. " c1906
From the W.B. Coston Collection scanned by Lee Zion.

That's what Will Coston titled this photograph showing his 20 horse steam engine pulling two "one-way" disc plows. A four horse team on the water wagon. That is Will beside the steamer with his wife and children. Will identified the man standing on the water wagon as "Wm Dinman" don't know who the rest of the crew are.

This is another Coston photograph of the steam tractor shot on the same day. Will is on the far side of the engine in this one. Grace (Mason) Coston standing by the wheel with three of their children. Will's 45-70 rifle hanging on the coal box predates pickup gun racks by 60 years.

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