We haven't looked at an Anne Lang portrait for a while. I like the way this one hides so much detail in plain site. I didn't notice the bunnies, the dog or the hatchet on first viewing. We've actually seen one of the boys, the dog, and the bunnies before.
I suspect this was taken on a visit to Portland. The five story building in the background looks a little to grand for Hood River or even the Dalles at that time.
I have always wondered what the theory was behind little boys with the sailor collars.
It looks like the little boy, second from the right has some sort of fuzzy animal/fowl in his hands that moved.
See the pan back there, that must have held water for the dog and maybe the other animals.
At first I thought "Bermuda Shorts" for summer, but then recalled little boys of that age all wore short pants. They are all very well dressed that is for certain.
Charlott on 13th November 2015 @ 7:07am
If you see a five story building, you must have cropped something out or maybe it is that blurry thing in the far back ground???
But that's OK, because this is a really interesting photo.
I saw the hatchet right away, but missed the animals.
The clothes line looks like it extends clear over into the neighbors yard. That's a big clothes line.
If I had a zoom, I could see what the 1890 clothes pins look like.
Even the shrubbery is interesting.
L.E. on 13th November 2015 @ 7:11am
From the May 8, 1891 The Dalles Daily Chronicle, a story about Miss Anne Lang, on a train trip between Portland and The Dalles, visiting with Senator and Mrs. Harrison who later became President Harrison.
L.E. on 13th November 2015 @ 8:06am
A real happy dog.....don't bother me with pictures....nap time. Dressed very nicely but no shoes.
Arlen Sheldrake on 13th November 2015 @ 9:21am
When young, adults used to make us cousins wear shoes to church once a week. Hated them.
Buzz on 13th November 2015 @ 10:16am