Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Porch With A View



This old photograph from the Library of Congress appealed to me because the people appear absorbed in their own thoughts.

If my memory is correct, it was taken in the Carolinas circa 1880.

4 comments:

steven said...

the lady on the porch - slumped back on the chair - describes the feeling my body is projecting on me today as the temperature here - the humidex at least - is in the mid-thirties (celsius). makes for warm biking, warm teaching, warm sleeping!!! nice photo! steven

acornmoon said...

I love this image, they look like they are expecting a visitor?

Sweet Repose said...

I too love this image, the mountains in the background, don't you wonder what their steady gaze is all about...the woman on the porch looks a little tired, like maybe the grand children were finally taking their naps...ha!

Cool shot or maybe not so cool...maybe hot and humid, especially if she just came from the kitchen!

Rachel Fenton said...

I just want to give them all bathing suits! Such formal attire - high collars in the heat.

Love the striking shadows, and the way the women are both lookoing one way and the chaps off the other - into the sun almost...