This photograph came from a dealer in Llangefni, Wales, who didn’t know where it had originated. It appears to be a gelatin silver print, mounted on heavy cardboard, and I’d guess it was made around 1900.
Although the photo isn’t particularly old, the image has a timeless quality. Nothing about it looks modern or industrial.
The wagon reminds me of pictures I’ve seen of vraic carts, used to collect seaweed (vraic) to be used as fertilizer. The large wheels were probably good on sand or soft ground. This one appears to contain manure mixed with hay.
I hope these two friends had a long and happy partnership.