Thursday, June 14, 2012

North Carolina Log Cabin



Today's picture is from 1937 and it was taken in North Carolina. It shows a family on the porch of their  log cabin. The cabin appears tall enough that I would guess that it has a loft or some degree of a second floor.

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  1. Wow, seems earlier than 1937., I'd be skeered of the loft, the whole house seems to lean. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Looks rather dusty.
    It does appear to lean some what or that could be the angle of the photograph. The roof is of two different types.

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  3. What a fantastic picture. The family looks to be doing ok considering it's the depression in NC. To the right of the house (attached) it looks like the Dad has a little black smith type shop. I'll bet the barter system ruled in that area back in 37 seeing how there wasn't much money to go around. I also wonder what is on that location today? Probably a much needed strip mall or McDonalds. Certainly can't barter with McDonalds. I'll shoe your horse for a Big Mac value meal, LOL.

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  4. I love this picture. I would love to go visit the inside.

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    1. me too Zelda. Or sit on the front porch a spell with the folks. Bet I'd be handed a big ol' glass of sweet tea the minute my bottom hit the chair : )

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  5. I really don't see any log siding, just rough cut boards, which are both vertical and horizontal.
    Actually the only logs I see are the post (which the two outside ones seem to lean in the same direction) holding up the porch roof and the support beam under the porch

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  6. Hmmm....not much for windows. I bet it is dark in that little cabin! Maybe that is why they are all outside.

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  7. My thoughts exactly.
    The screen door isn't doing much good leaning up sideways against the wall on the porch under the only window I see.

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  8. Great photo. I had to enlarge it to see Mom behind the post with the three boys. They've got a porch swing; the only thing they're missing is a big ole dog snoozin' in the shade.

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  9. I have visited some of the in-laws in cabins similar to that. Dark, hot and dirty. Nothing romantic about it at all. I'm not sure if you had to be tough to make it, or if living there just made you tough, but no thank you, very much.

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  10. An interesting thing to realize is, this isn't really that long ago. Particularly if you consider that this sort of housing didn't disappear in 1937, but would be around for a fair section of the rural population for the next couple of decades.

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  11. "Home" is what you make of it.
    I bet they were glad to have it.

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