This interior view may be Anne and Bess Lang's home in the Dalles. Some of the portraits on the bookcase look familiar.
I'm struck by the fine Native American basketry and bead work on display. I wish I could read more titles on the shelves, but they are mostly blurred. I can make out "The Life of Gen. R. E. Lee," "Essays and Speeches of J.S. Black," "?'s ? of Classical Literature," and "Union—Disunion—Reunion. Three Decades of Federal Legislation by S. S. Cox."
The big picture looks to me like a Roman gladiator with his man down waiting for the emperor to thumbs up or thumbs down. Personally, I don't think I would want that hanging on the wall in my house, but "to each his own." The big painting in the other room reminds me of Cascade Head at Camp Westwind, though I very much doubt if it is.
That is quite the fabric lamp shade on that oil lamp. A potential bad combination I would think. Maybe it is just for appearance sake.
I wish I had more knowledge as to who's home and the time frame. Wonder if those are some of the Underwood baskets?
Charlott on 28th June 2018 @ 7:08am
I wonder if Kenn is the gladiator?
Anne Lang took distinctly clear photos, but I'm not sure why the portraits would look familiar. I can barely see them, much less recognize them. I clicked on the Lang tag and I didn't see the photos.
The book titles sound interesting. Jeremiah Sullivan Black was U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of State under Buchanan and left when Lincoln took office. Samuel Sullivan Cox, another interesting politician. Both were democrats at a time when a Republican president was elected.
Of some interest, in 1903 Anne Lang is listed as a receiver for the U.S. Register of Civil, Military and Naval Service. She was compensated $3,000 which is a pretty good chunk of money in 1903. She is appointed in The Dalles. Her father held the position before she.
Would that have to do with the boats traveling the Columbia River?
L.E. on 28th June 2018 @ 9:56am