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In harvest time

The first Book Wagon, Washington County Free Library, Washington County, Maryland. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Louise Frey of Ringgold identified the people in the photograph:

Man standing next to the book wagon horse -- Daniel Beard.

Lady in wheelchair -- Lottie Beard, daughter of Daniel. She had suffered from infantile paralysis (polio).

Little girl standing next to woman in wheelchair --Mary Catherine Leather (b. 1900). She, along with her two brothers, was raised by the Beards after her mother died. Mary Catherine's daughter, Louise Frey, identified the individuals.

Location of the photograph -- near Beard's Church, on Beck Road near Smithsburg.



Washington County Free Library

Title from Annual report 1905-1906. Also included in the Chrissinger album, and in On the Trail of the Book Wagon, where it is entitled "In harvesting time"


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
12 x 10 cms

Washington County Free Library; Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932; Public libraries; Bookmobiles; Mobile Libraries

Washington County (Md.), 1905-1906.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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