Monday, November 5, 2018

German detainees in Fort Stanton, New Mexico

"SS Columbus sailors garden-Ft. Stanton, N.M."

In the second photo, they're working on a swimming pool, for their own use. Wheelbarrow show in the rear to the right. The photo is wider, but I only found it cut across two pages of a magazine article here: German Sailors on the High Desert

Same wheelbarrows, probably; different projects. Early 1940s.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Carrots in Sweden

Jessica Lindgren-Wu saw this in Gotland and has given me permission to save and share!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Food transport

Jo Isaac wrote:
"The fire (and bonus wheelbarrow for Sandra! Used to bring the burgers, buns and drinks across the paddock!) — at Rotherfield Countryside."

Jo's photo.
I know everyone in that picture—people from Australia and England who ate together in East Sussex yesterday.

Friday, September 28, 2018

"Heavenly Wheelbarrow"

From a site on Chinese Antiques:
A photo of a “heavenly wheelbarrow” (the caption on the back of the wheelbarrow says “Heavenly Wheelbarrow) taken in 1910 in or near Qingdao.

That photo has been in this blog before, but not with those details!

Next to that photo, on the same webpage, was another wheelbarrow, all wooden, without notes, except the name "Chinese wheelbarrow." The details are nice. I suppose the rails and knobs are more than decorative, if a load could have been tied in or covered.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Red, rust, and yellow

"Found this wheelbarrow in Barrington Court, a National Trust property in Somerset. The busy gardener was not far away..." —Cat GB

I like the brickwork, and the matching rust colors. The broom color is a good match, too.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chinese, very different

There is a wheelbarrow at the beginning of a video. It is probably in China. The video is about an interesting way to get concrete up onto a roof, but the wheelbarrow at the beginning is why I noticed it.

Just for a second at the beginning, a phrase appears in Chinese. I sent it to my friend Jihong, hoping that it would say where and when this happened. It doesn't. She translated it as "Non material cultural heritage treasure."

How cool! Preservation (by video) of a methodology.

The wheelbarrow tips. I can't see how it's hinged, but he tips the frame, the tray/bucket tips all the way over and dumps cement, then when he sets the frame down, the bucket falls back down.

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