The Sunday porch: County Armagh

Bridget and Maynard Sinton at their family home of Ballyards, County Armagh, June 17, 1921, by H. Allison & Co. Photographers, via Public Record Office of Northern Ireland Commons on flickr.

That retractable striped awning emerging from the terrace roof looks very sleek and was brand new.  A ca. 1920 photo of the house in this biography of the children’s father shows the terrace with no cover. (You can read a brief history of awnings here.)

Ballyards was built in 1872 and sold to the father, a linen manufacturer, in 1908. He almost doubled its size and called it “Ballyards Castle.”

The children playing in a sandpile. (This photo has been printed in reverse from the others.)

Maynard was killed in WWII, but Bridget (age 7 in these photos) lived until 1975.

Life in gardens: Jackson, Mississippi

E. von Seutter photo, via Mississippi Department of Archives and History“View of a scene in Jackson, Mississippi,” c. 1869, probably taken by Elisaeus von Seutter.

Below are detail views.

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This is another photo from the E. von Seutter Photograph Collection of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History — 35 stereocards and 48 photographs of Jackson after the Civil War assembled by the von Seutter family. Most were taken by Elisaeus and his son, Armine.

There are also more images of Ivy Cottage (from Tuesday’s post) after ‘Continue reading’ below.
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