Shepherd Photo #1: A 1914 photo taken north of Ashgrove, Iowa. The engine is a Stevens 16 HP and the sawmill is an Ottumwa Iron Works, built in 1885.
Shepherd Photo #2: A Stevens 16 HP engine with a Case separator on Harve Roberts’ farm near Ashgrove, Iowa in 1907. Pictured, from left, are W.C. Shepherd, Burt Albright and Ray Shepherd.
Shepherd Photo #3 (far right): A circa 1918 22 HP Wood Bros. engine, no. 426, once owned by John Shepherd, but now owned by Tom Nichols, Eldon, Iowa.
Shepherd Photo #4 (right): John operating his 5/8-scale Wood Bros. engine.
Norbeck Photos #1 and #2: Views of the traveling exhibit in the Roanoke County Library, Roanoke, Va., May 2006. Jack Norbeck compiles information on the history of steam to display in his exhibits.
Cole Photo #1 (left): A photo submitted by Bill Johnson and printed in the 1952 November/December issue of Iron-Men Album. On the engine are Bill and Wally Wilkins. The engine is a 20 HP Waterloo owned by Louis Holt. This photo was accidentally placed within the article by W.F. Steuck, “A Day in my Days,” on the Steam Traction archives at www.SteamTraction.com All aside, look at those rubber tires on the front of this engine!
Shepherd photo #6 (above): From left: Chris Jowett, Tom Nichols and Mike Parker. Tom is making adjustments to the scale Wood Bros. engine.
Shepherd Photo #5 (top): John running his Woods Bros. engine on steam for the first time in 2005.
Schutt Photo #1 (right): An 1880 illustration of a Deering reaper, Deering Harvester Co., Chicago, Ill., Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements and Antiques, by C.H. Wendel, page 239.
Babcock Photo #1 (left): From left: Lynn Mix, Harry Woodmansee, an unidentified man (now identified as Ken Crawley) and John Southard in Milton, Ontario, Canada in 1971.
Benton Photo #1 : Thomas Hart Benton’s Threshing Wheat, circa 1938-39, egg tempera and oil paint. It is on display at the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terra Haute, Ind.
Harris Photos #1 and #2: Ron Harris is looking to identify these engines. He’s particularly interested in the mechanism on the front of the engine in the top photo, which he says appears to be a circular saw. (Editor’s note: The engine in the bottom photo is a Port Huron, but we don’t know what size.)