Here's another charming image from the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. What a great view of everyday home life. As an added treat, I can read the calendar on the wall: May 1904. There's some great detail to the background, from the class graduation photo to some artifacts I can't identify.
My best guess is this was taken in Great Falls Montana, as it seems to match other glass negatives in several technical ways (framing of negative, photographic style, exposure/ processing). I could be wrong.
Photo courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon.
Well, if those aren't Christmas cards hanging on the wall in May, then they must have kept all of their post cards hanging up for everyone to read.
So much detail!!
I find the plate of apples (in May??) interesting because my mom told about going as a little girl, to someone's house with her mother for a visit. There was a plate of apples sitting on the table and my mom asked if she could have one. When she got home she got a spanking for being rude.
L.E. on 9th February 2017 @ 8:44am
Must have been warm...the door is standing wide open.
Can you read the cards she has in her hand? Ha Ha
POKER! Those ladies were really having fun......Just kidding
Judy on 9th February 2017 @ 9:30am
Love the chain for lowering the oil lamp to fill and light it.
Longshot on 9th February 2017 @ 11:01am
I noticed that lamp also, wondered if it was oil or electricity. I don't know about anyone else, but if it was oil, I would not have a fabric shade.
That big picture on the back wall is some sort of a school/academy photo because it is of individual people all put together.
This era always amazes me, as such great use of doilies, on tables, always something spread over the back of chairs.
Here is a good place to make a comment about the collars they have on their dresses. These collars that were so beautiful were not actually attached to a dress. Dresses had no collars and the ones they had they could use on various dresses. I know because when I inherited stuff from my great-grandmother's attic,there was a box that had all these collars. I had a number of photos of family members using these various collars on different dresses. Some collars were purchased and others were crocheted or tatted within the family.....I intend to wear some of these, as they are much to beautiful to be wrapped in tissue in a box.
charlott on 10th February 2017 @ 7:17am
Charlott - I have an entire box full of collars like the ones you speak of that my Grandmother wanted me to have. And lace - she carefully wrote on a piece of paper what the lace was used for. Each year, I carefully wash the collars, pin them to a pillow with cotton (white) on it and let them air dry. A piece of lace that had no label was used by me to trim a christening gown I made for my niece 40 years ago.
Jill Stanford on 10th February 2017 @ 6:39pm