The man in the photo is W. E. Pyles father of James Pyles of Mayslick, KY
Interesting that they were shipping chickens to Australia.
James Laurence Pyles, was Born June 4, 1913 on the family farm, Pyles was the son of the late W. E. and Lillian Van Sante Pyles. He married the late Mary Elizabeth Hutton, daughter of the late D. M. and Grace Linney Hutton of Harrodsburg, on Oct. 26, 1943. Pyles graduated from May’s Lick High School in 1930 as the class salutatorian. He attended Kentucky Wesleyan College and graduated Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky in 1934.
After college, he formed a farming partnership with his father, W. E. Pyles, that lasted until the elder Pyles’ death in 1963. The Pyles’ farm included such enterprises as a chicken hatchery, egg production, dairy cattle, beef cattle and tobacco.
From a Facebook post by Ron Bailey