The Sunday porch: extended family

Self and dog family, via MDAH“Self and Dog family. Mrs. D’s house,” between 1880 and 1891, photographer unknown, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, via Mississippi Department of Archives and History Commons on flickr.

How long do you think it took them to get all seven dogs in the picture?

8 thoughts on “The Sunday porch: extended family

  1. Especially amazing when you note the dogs looking away like they will take off the minute the see a rabbit! Did you see Ben Pentreath’s photo from Greece of all the cats on the steps? Love the Autralian “doll” garden. Must have been wonderful in person; sweet and scary all at the same time.

    1. Maybe they had just brought the dogs back from a hunt and they were completely worn out?

      I’m going to go back and find the Greece photo; I’ve barely looked at any blogs in the last several weeks, while we were traveling.

      With the doll wall, I’m trying to work out what Mr. Warwick was thinking. Did he mean for it to be sweet and quaint, or was he trying to be scary (and funny)? I wonder if there are any other late Victorian examples of walls like his.

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