“Woman and children in home garden, Little Bendigo, Ballarat, Victoria, 1876,” by unknown photographer, via The Biggest Family Album in Australia, Museums Victoria Collections on flickr.
“Mrs. Brandt’s home, Fairbanks, Alaska,” 1916, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Fairbanks was founded in 1901 as a trading post supplying gold miners in the area. It became an incorporated city in 1903. “By 1905, [it] had electricity and sewer service, a powerplant, a three-story skyscraper, saloons, stores, police and fire protection, and a thriving “Red Light” district,” according to fairbanks-alaska.com.
This may be the home of Margaret Brandt, a widow who was a city telephone operator from 1905 to 1938.
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The photograph is one of over sixteen thousand created or collected by Frank G. Carpenter and his daughter Frances to illustrate his geography textbooks and popular travel books.
I like to imagine that front door as yellow.
The house still stands and continues to be owned by the Brown family, who built it in 1800.
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Nothing moves in boxwood
where gray soldiers lie.