Vintage landscape: horseshoes

Horseshoe fence 2, Nevada, 1978, Library of Congress

Horseshoe gate on the Pedroli Ranch, Paradise Valley, Nevada, July 1978, (35mm slide) by Richard E. Ahlborn, via American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress (both photos).

The ranch house gate was made by Pete Pedroli about 1950.  It has a counterweight for self closing. . .

Horseshoe fence latch, Nevada, 1978, Library of Congress
Photo by Suzi Jones

. . . and a latch made from a bridle bit.

There’s another photo of the house and gate here, by Carl Fleishhauer.

Vintage landscape: the watchers

Clay figures, Bibliotheque ToulouseFigurines de pierre (stone) dans un potager,” between 1859 and 1910, by Eugène Trutatvia Bibliothèque de Toulouse Commons on flickr.

Unfortunately, the old image is not very clear.

The location of the vegetable garden was not noted, but the Bibliothèque assigns it to the Germany album. Trutat took a large number of pictures while traveling in the Rhineland-Palatinate region in the early 1920s.