The Gustav Born Farm|
The pictures below are of my great-grandfather's farm
which was probably built around 1900 or before. In both pictures,
we look at it from some distance southeast of the farmhouse.
My great-uncle Ernest (Gustav's third son, born in 1890)
is on the extreme left and my great-aunts Olga and Margaret
(1893 and 1892) are on the right. A family friend is standing next to
Ernest. (Are they holding something between them that they've bagged
with the shotgun? Is that a dog to the right of Margaret?)
Judging by the apparent ages of the people in the photo,
I would say it must have been taken between 1905 and 1910.
The lower photo was taken nearly a hundred years after the upper,
on July 21, 2001. None of the buildings from the first still stand except
the farmhouse itself.