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Chris Calohan

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The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:00:32 PM »

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Dale Villeponteaux

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Re: The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 08:25:06 AM »

     I'm curious about where this was taken.  Coastal S. Carolina or Georgia I would guess, perhaps even on one of the sea islands.  It could also be Fla. panhandle, I suppose.  I'm also curious as to why only one hurricane shutter for each window.

     Lovely picture, though I would have expected harsher light most of the day.

     Thanks,
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Re: The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 08:29:48 AM »

28.943303,-81.340279 (Google Maps) This is very typical of houses of that era throughout the southeastern United States. My great grandmother's house looked quite similar which is why I made the shot as hers was lost to a great fire about 20 years ago. Many houses of this era had two stories and large, wide open porches with rooms which allowed an easy flow of air through them. It was widely believed, though quite erroneously, mosquitoes wouldn't fly higher than 12 feet, thus all sleeping quarters were on the second floor. It made for a long trip to the outhouse on cold nights.
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Dale Villeponteaux

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Re: The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 08:52:49 AM »

Thanks for the coordinates.  No long trips to the outhouse.  A smelly chamber pot instead, for those with decent aim.  Near the sea, the second floor would get the sea breeze, otherwise attenuated by ground vegetation.  Cooler and fewer mosquitoes.

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Dale

PS:  checked the location.  I was close, but no cigar.
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Re: The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 09:03:37 AM »

     I'm curious about where this was taken.  Coastal S. Carolina or Georgia I would guess, perhaps even on one of the sea islands.  It could also be Fla. panhandle, I suppose.  I'm also curious as to why only one hurricane shutter for each window.

     Lovely picture, though I would have expected harsher light most of the day.

     Thanks,
     Dale

I worked the B&W quite a bit to lose the harsher light, though in all fairness it was what I would call overcast/bright. As to the one shutter per I have no clue.. I have two per window on my house. This house is close enough to the Atlantic Ocean to get some of that cherished sea breeze.
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Re: The Family Homestead, ca. 1886
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 12:26:34 PM »

Very beautiful! The tree is gorgeous. Pramote
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