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Monday, October 15, 2012
Thrashing on the Clucas Place, Circa 1907-1918
I found this image about 20 years ago at an antique store in Alberta. It's a real picture postcard, and has the four triangle AZO stamp on a divided correspondence back, which indicates it dates anywhere from 1907-1918. There's a notation on the reverse which I've been trying to use to identify this threshing crew and where photograph might have been taken, but frankly have come up empty. It reads:
"Thrashing on the Clucas place some years ago. Jo Buhn [or Budn or Burn] at the left at the seperator and Samuel Clucas 3rd."
There are a number of Samuel Clucases in the US censuses. I couldn't find any in Canada.
Perhaps there are clues in the machinery or landscape. Any ideas?