A cart on a mountain path in Switzerland c1961

A man on a mountain path leading a cart pulled by a cow

This picture shows a man leading a cart up a path through the mountains in Switzerland.

When I first saw this picture it looked to me as if the man at the front was holding some reigns or a pole and leading the cart, but after a closer look, I think he is just walking in front of the cart. The cart is being pulled by a cow or oxen I believe.

Behind the cart, there is a workman smoking a pipe carrying a fork who is accompanied by a small boy also carrying a fork, and I don’t know it they have stopped work to watch look at the cart (or possibly the photographer), or if they are also simply walking up the path.

Walking down the path is a man carrying a bag and further along a woman, so this seems to be a regular route through the mountains.

Regarding the location, I believe this is Switzerland but the note on the slide mount is difficult to read. It seems to say ‘Transport near Frilace” or “Transport near Trilace” but neither of those names comes up with anything on google maps. If anyone can interpret better please let me know.

The date is almost certainly 1961 or thereabouts since all the other pictures in the series are between those dates.

Photo categories : Animal|MountainsDate Picture Taken: Unknown
A man on a mountain path leading a cart pulled by a cow

This photo features in a series. Click any picture below to see it.
  • Bus crossing bridge to italy in Ponta Tresa in Switzerland in about 1961
  • Swiss Photos - View from the William Tell Statue
  • Joch Pass, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - Taking Refreshment at Joch Pass
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - Boats on the shore of a Swiss Lake
  • Monte Generoso, Rovio, Switzerland
  • Swiss Photos - The Town of Ponte Tresa
  • Lake Lugano
  • A man on a mountain path leading a cart pulled by a cow
  • Couple by a garden in Lucerne, Switzerland in about 1961
  • Shopping Arcade in Lugano
  • Boats and Hotels at Lugano Switzerland
  • A picture of the jetty just after a Boat has pulled away for a Trip from Lugano c1961
  • The Hotel Carina at Morcote in Switzerland pictured in about 1961
  • Lowengraben in Lucerne Switzerland about 1961
  • Shopping Arcades in Lugano, Switzerland 1961
  • Pictures of Lakes and Mountains in Europe - A Railway tunnel through the alps c1960
  • A Narrow street in Lucerne Switzerland c1960
  • Rigi Restaurant Switzerland 1962
  • Monte Bre Lugano Switzerland in 1962
  • A shopping arcade in Morcote, Lugano in about 1962
  • A cafe in Switzerland in about 1962
  • Altdorf Street Scene in 1962
  • By the William Tell Monument in Altdorf in 1962
  • The landing stage at Baveno
  • Alpine horn blower on Pilatus in Switzerland 1962
  • Pilatus Kolm Hotel 1962
  • The Cable car station at Pilatus Kulm Hotel, Switzerland
  • Baskets on a wall in Switzerland
  • Woman Looking at a mountain range

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