This is grandpa Anton's youngest sister, Mary Hesch (who eventually married Joe Peterson). Even at first glance, it's a fairly odd picture. It could be from the year she spent at her brother Math's house while Holka was in the hospital. If it is, then that's the west or north side of the house, I suppose, because I don't recognize it...lolSo, WHAT's the pole she's standing under? There's a pivot-thing by her shoulder--which brings to mind...a birdhouse pole??
Naw. I'm thinking maybe it was wash day, and she'd rigged up a washline. That could be a clothespin bag at the bottom center of the photo. But then, we're talking a farmer and his seven daughters, so there HAD to be a more permanent washline in the yard!
When the pic's enlarged, you can see that the pole's been repaired with metal a few times. It was something permanent in the yard or they wouldn't have bothered, I think.
The only other thing I can think of is...Math was superstitious, according to his daughter Louise: did he take that picture BECAUSE Mary was tempting fate by standing under a ladder?
What do YOU think?