Three men on the porch

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What it is:

Photo measuring 3 x 5.25 inches.

What I know about it:

Nothing!  Undated and unidentified.


Normally the focus of the photos I post is the people in them.  And, indeed, I find these men interesting enough in themselves.  But that house!  (Or cabin or lodge or whatever it is.)  Those poles holding up the roof!  They seem to have used some trees without removing all the branches!  The shutters on the upper windows seem unusually crude.  Are those fishing poles stretched across under the roof?  And the entire building seems built (or raised?) off the ground such that you can see clear under it to the other side.  I had always assumed this was a back porch, not a front entrance, but the more I look at it, the less I’m certain.  The more I stare at the building, the more questions I have about it.  (By the way, that thing in the upper left that looks like a stain is, in fact, a stain.  It goes the whole way through the paper.)

10 comments on “Three men on the porch”

  1. The 2 men with those boots are interesting. Wonder if they are some sort of wader boots because those do look like fishing poles. The gentleman on the far left has his pants so high they are just below his nipples. Guess it was the style back then.

  2. I like how each of the men is sitting in exactly the same pose. Also, I’m not down with the ultra-high trousers either, just in case it comes to a vote.

  3. Great photo, love the branch supports for the balcony!

    • Thanks, Richard! Yes, aren’t they odd? I can’t tell if the branches were left on to be functional or decorative. Perhaps both. Surely the builders weren’t simply lazy.

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