A generous reader saw the draft of the E. L. Moore Wikipedia biography and most kindly sent me two portraits that could be used in the place of the 'farmer'. The above photo I think is best suited, and I don't think it has been published elsewhere, but I need to check. This one is also intriguing.
When I saw that shot, my mind immediately flashed on a fantasy Howard Hawks movie starring Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney and Cary Grant with the bit-part part of the hard-bitten newspaper reporter played by our man Moore. Crazy I know, but it just has that sort of look.