Three elegant gentlemen outside the homestead on Tyrrell Range farm, Chillingollah, Victoria, 1938, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections (under CC License).
Coffee County, Alabama
A repeat post from January 2014. . .
“James F. Drigger’s farmhouse. Coffee County, Alabama,” August 1941, by John Collier, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The large plants in front of the vines and along the walk are Ricinus communis or castor beans.
They and the flowers make a nice approach to the lined-up open front and back doors.
John Collier was working for the Farm Security Administration when he took this photo. The Drigger family was receiving assistance to raise chickens under the “Food for Defense” program.
Spruce Grove, Alberta
Alan or Robert (Jr.) Brebner on the homestead, Spruce Grove, Alberta, ca. 1905, via Provincial Archives of Alberta (both photos).
Robert McKay Brebner, a farmer and amateur photographer, immigrated from Scotland to Alberta in 1882 and secured a homestead in Spruce Grove. About 1894, he married Emily Wrench, and after the birth of their first child, Alan, in 1896, they built a two-story house. Robert died suddenly in 1909, and Emily ran the farm with hired help until Alan could take it over at the age of 17.
Turf farmhouse in Hlíðarendi, Fljótshlíð, Iceland, ca. 1900, by Frederick W.W. Howell, Cornell University Library, via Cornell University Library on flickr (both photos).
House covered with chamomile in Reykjavík.
Hood River, Oregon
“Good enough Farm House in Hood River, [Oregon]: View from front yard,” undated, via Arthur Peck Photograph Collection, OSU Special Collections and Archives Commons on flickr.
Arthur Peck was a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Oregon Agricultural College from 1908 to 1948. This picture was part of his teaching library of 24 boxes of glass lantern slides — now in OSU’s archives.
It is not clear whether “good enough” was his critical evaluation or the name of the farm.