Photo: Camille Biendiné (1862-1941). Collection: La Somme departmental archives, 35 FI 1265

Towhorse. Towpath in Camon (Somme), early 20th century.

Before the invention of custom motors, barges were towed by horses along towpaths. The animals belonged to the bargeman, who lived in the boat, or to carters who hired out their services.