Hartline, Wa. E.D. Reinhart, [ca. 1910]. Large format sepia-toned albumen photograph, 6.25 x 8.25 inches on a slightly larger gray studio mat stamped "E.D. Reinhart Hartline, Wash." at lower middle. Small abrasions and scratches to mat above the photograph, one small scratch to right side of image, minor rubbing, moderate edge wear. Good plus. Item #3574
A handsome photograph showing four farmers sowing wheat in a barren landscape near Hartline, Washington in the early-20th century. Each farmer stands atop a seed drill pulled by a team of horses (or a combination of horses and mules) fanned out in front of the drivers. The photographer, E.D. Reinhart, seems to have been an obscure producer, as records on him are scant to nothing, with no listings in OCLC nor any results from newspaper or census inquiries. A perhaps unique image of agricultural history from Washington State.