Friday, October 31, 2014

Family Fireplace

We wrap up Firewood Week with this nice picture of a family from 1939. The family is staying warm around an old brick fireplace. Looks very warm and cozy.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hauling Wood

Today's picture is from 1908 and shows a Native American woman bringing wood back to the Teepee. It looks like staying warm was a pretty big chore.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Chopping Wood

There are a lot of jobs associated with cooking and heating with firewood, but the real work is in the  chopping. These two children are doing that chore in the picture. given the angle he is coming down on the log, it looks like he is splitting it, perhaps making some kindling. The picture is from Oklahoma in 1939.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Carrying Firewood

When it come to firewood, everyone helps out. You can see in this picture from 1937 that even this little girl is helping out. The picture was taken in Minnesota. From the size of the logs, I am guessing the wood is for a cooking stove.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Carrying Firewood

Today's picture is a reminder that staying warm is a bigger challenge for some than others. While this picture was taken in 1908, and shows a Native American Woman gathering wood, many people throughout the  world today still must carry fire wood to heat and cook. The challenge with this is that you consume the firewood close to your house, so each day you must walk further, or pay more for wood. In many parts of Africa, a good portion of the day can be spend simply gathering the water and firewood needed for that dat.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hauling Firewood

Today's picture shows a man gathering a wagonload of logs for firewood. I would imagine he has about a cord of wood, which would probably heat his cabin for the winter. It looks like he is using mules to pull the wagon. The picture was taken in 1936 in La Forge, Missouri. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gathering Firewood

Welcome to Firewood Week here at OPOD. The temperatures are starting to cool off and we are getting near the time we can start up the old fireplace. We actually heat our home with firewood. I love being able to keep the house nice and toasty in the winter using just the fireplace.

This picture was taken in 1937 in Michigan. Michigan has some cold winters so I hope they gather a full load!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Savannah, Georgia

We wrap up King Cotton Week with this picture of Cotton Bales being loaded onto a steamer. the picture was taken in 1904 in Savannah Georgia. Not sure where the cotton was going, but looks like a big job to get it loaded.