One of the main ingredients was hops, so this was a item that had to be harvested in the summer months. The photo is of a group from Fort Hunter, New York. No doubt the hops are destined to go to Amsterdam, New York. The only person I know is my grandfather Edwin Booth Lord far upper right with X.
notice the dog looks like he has two heads, guess he just could not set still long enough for photo.
from the size of the straw hats it must have been July or August, the women look like it was very warm and uncomfortable job. They are all dressed much differently than present laborers, who harvest our crops