Photo, white border. October 2, 1934.
Price: $5.00 Size: 3 and 1/2 x 1 and 7/8″
A child in overalls, standing outside their log cabin home, location unknown. This is a beautiful photo, for content and composition: There’s the path, right from our viewpoint, leading up to the doorway; the home nestling in the woods and off-center of the image; evidence of the wood-burning stove currently in use; and other details to notice, such as the wash basin hanging next to the door, and the somewhat concave appearance of the cabin’s side. And it’s almost like you could hit “play” and see video – the child walking towards us, smiling face appearing out of the shadow, or maybe turning to go into the house, the stovepipe smoke blowing easterly….
On the back is written, “At least they have a roof. A well-to-do Indian half-breed.” Well, the individual that wrote that either didn’t think much of this snug little dwelling from their vantage point in that moment (unfair to judge, really). Maybe they had just come from seeing some homes not as well put together. Also it was 1934, so better terminology was not yet common, evidently….(That’s okay, we’re all friends here, past and present, or we can be.)
For me, it looks like a small slice of heaven (as I sit typing this with the heavy traffic rolling by).