Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Log Cabin Scene



Today's picture was taken in 1895, and it shows an old black man by his Log Cabin. He is pouring himself a beverage, and a woman can be seen sitting in the window.

I like to look at the construction detail on these old houses.

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  1. It looks like the part of the cabin on the right side was added later.
    I'm thinking it would be a lot of extra work to put a little jog in the wall like that, and the logs look like they are not as weathered, and the chinking look a lot smother.
    I see parts of a yoke hanging on the wall, but I have no idea what that broom looking thing is, that is to the left of him leaning against the wall.

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  2. I may be totally mistaken - it's been known to happen - but think the object to the left of his is used to pound grain into flour. Whatever it is, this entire phicture speaks of a life of hard, hard work.

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    1. No, it is sitting next to the axe. Probably used to hit a froe or wedge when splitting logs for shingles or rails.

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  3. On the bright side you wouldn't spend a lot of time washing windows! :)

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  4. What a great photo. It portrays an obviously difficult life, but better than today in many ways by virtue of it's simplicity.

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