Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo Number 1097

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes.

Group in Winter DL Antiques

A gathering outside in the snow in the early 1900’s.  Notice how the women are off to one side of the photo.

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7 comments:

  1. This is an interesting study photo. While it is perfectly natural for both males and females to gravitate into groups of their own gender, I do see a couple of women near the rear of the group, on and near the porch. Some of the males seem relatively young but I see only one child present, the little boy in the lower left. I find that one child to be the most intriguing aspect of this photograph, other than that the photo seems to have been taken in an ill-planned, impromptu fashion.

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  2. Since the building appears to be a private residence, my first thought was that this is a family gathering celebrating a birthday, an anniversary or other special family occasion. However, family gatherings usually include more children. So, like Charlotta, I find the one child to be an enigma. Also, the uncommonly large, bearded man with a cap who is near the right end of the group is of particular interest.

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  3. When I saw the photo, my first thought was "funeral". I have a couple old pictures of my family that are similar to this and they were taken at the time of a funeral. There is only one child, but two of the males in the front row appear to be much younger than the other men in the group, possibly teens. Interesting photo.

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    1. I was thinking funeral too..the service was often held in the parlor or living room years ago:)

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  4. The trim being painted is an interesting thing. Not the common as back then they wanted to get the house painted quickly and don't mess with details like that.

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  5. They don't look too grieved on the whole - some smiles - but they could be brave ones.

    I wonder how many of them caught a cold after braving the outdoors without coats to get their picture taken in some good light?

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