Farm Life

Alfred Watson spent the first eight years his life in the town of Clarksburg, West Virginia where he spent hours exploring the fields and farms near his rural home. When his father deserted the family in 1924, he returned with his family to to Pennsylvania. ears later, when a job transfer took him to northern Pennsylvania, he began to photograph the nearby farms and animals which reminded him of his childhood years in West Virginia.  

Lone Barn, mid 1940s
This serene and peaceful image of a Pennsylvania barn is highlighted by an intricate design of fleecy white clouds overhead.
Teamwork, mid 1940s
In an era before gas-driven tractors, a farmer plows his field with his team of white horses. Image taken in Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Waiting, mid 1940s
A horse peeks his head out of a barn as he waits for his owner to return from the fields. Taken in Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Winding Road, mid 1940s
A farmer drives his team along a winding road in rural Venango County, Pennsylvania while a passenger enjoys the ride.