Here is a posed photographic portrait of several St. Tammany families, dressed in their Sunday best, with their teams of oxen. Photo courtesy of the Louisiana Digital Archives. Click on the image to make it larger.
Ox teams were used in logging. This photo shows loggers and their families in Saint Tammany Parish Louisiana, early 1900's. You get the feeling that the ox teams they owned, even the individual oxen, were appreciated by their owners and cared for as the investments they were, maybe even known for their individual temperaments and personalities. Because they were so strong and had long horns, you wanted to stay on their good side, that's for sure.