I really like this older photo. Of course, I do not have any facts or other information surrounding the image. All my input is simply guesswork.
The older gentleman is holding a small wicker basket. To me, the basket looks to be lined with a napkin or cloth, which was a common practice for fresh baked goods or other food.
In my opinion, de looks to be a hard-working man. With the silo in the background, I am assuming he is a farmer.
Now, he could have prepared the basket himself. Perhaps, he is attending a social event. After church picnics and other community social gatherings were common in the past.
Or perhaps, someone brought him a basket of baked goods as a gift.
Please let me know what you think of the image.
Until next time…peace