Tag: child worker

Johnson siblings spreading chair flag out to dry near Redwood

Johnson siblings spreading chair flag out to dry near Redwood

Siblings Dave & Elaine Johnson spreading out chair flag, the green leaf of cattail, out to dry. The chair flag was the green leaf of cattail, which they used to weave the bottom of seats when making chairs. 1976. Three miles north of Redwood, a hamlet in the town of Alexandria, NY. Courtesy of Dave […]

A day’s catch near Clayton

A day’s catch near Clayton

Young dockhand (and future fishing guide) Joe Garnsey with two clients showing off a day’s catch. Clayton, NY. Circa 1950. Photo: Personal archives of Jeff Garnsey

Boy stands behind cow in a paddock

Boy stands behind cow in a paddock

Boy stands behind a cow in a paddock. Note the ring through the cow’s nose. Circa 1900-1910. Long Lake, NY. Photo courtesy of the Town of Long Lake Archives.

Bob Thompson pouring milk into a pail in Lisbon

Bob Thompson pouring milk into a pail in Lisbon

Bob Thompson (right) and his son Bill milking on the Thompson farm, where Bob kept a herd of registered Holsteins and sold surplus cattle internationally. 1960s. Lisbon, NY. Courtesy of Bob Thompson. For more on the Thompson cattle operation, click here.

Work crew preparing to cut corn in Osbornville

Work crew preparing to cut corn in Osbornville

George Lamica, Clarence MacIntrye, George Lamica Jr., Kelly, Don Thompson, Herbert Thompson, and Stanley Hurlbut prepare to cut corn on the Hurlbut farm. The crew would move throughout the neighborhood cutting corn at each farm until the harvest was finished. August 1940. Osbornville in the Town of De Kalb, NY.