Pastoral scene of man leading double oxen drawn wagon with two adults and two children within. Workers pitch forking hay to right in background. Dog barking at ox lower left.
After Frances Flora Bond Palmer American, 1812-1876, and John Cameron American, 1830-1876 Throughout their careers, Currier & Ives celebrated the dignity of hard-working people living in rural America. Here a young man leads an ox-cart carrying the first harvest of hay from the fields. Industrious men continue to pitch hay in the background. The frolicking dog adds to the joy of the scene and confirms that the farmers have had a successful season.