This "Country Life" image was published as part of a collection about rural life. The collection was published in 1904. The bottom third of the image shows a "typical Arabian horse" and a "typical Percheron horse." The top of the image shows a scene with pastures on the left and grain fields on the right. One pasture has hogs and the other sheep. The grain fields show a wheat field after harvest and a corn field growing. The left side of the image reads, "Sheep In Pasture. Hogs In Clover. A Typical Arabian Horse." The right side of the image reads, "Wheat In Shock. Growing Corn. Typical Percheron Horse."
- According to this image, what does life in the country include? Does this image suggest a positive view of country life? Use specific details to support your answer.
- If electricity allowed for lighting the darkness, telephones for communicating across long distances and railroads for shortening distances, what do the gravel road and the fences in the center of the image allow for?
"Country Life," 1904. Courtesy of Library of Congress