Barns, Horses and Work
Alfred Watson was born in Pittsburgh but spent his early childhood in the town of Clarksburg, West Virginia. His favorite past time there was exploring the farms outside the city and dream of owning a farm of his own one day.
Sadly, that dream was put on hold in 1924 when his father deserted the family, and he returned to city of his birth with his mother and younger sister. He would remain in the Pittsburgh the start World War II.
A a job transfer took him North to the small town of Franklin, Pennsylvania. The surrounding farms reminded him of his childhood in West Virginia.
He began to photograph the barns, horses and people he saw on his way to inspect the oil refineries