The Sunday porch: Franklin, Louisiana

thibideaux-cabin-st-marys-parish-la-1930s-fb-johnston-library-of-congress“Thebideau cabin,” near Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, 1938, by Frances Benjamin Johnston for her Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Detail: a small recessed gallery or loggia porch

The front yard is very neat. Two old tires protect the daisies and the little tree.

Vintage landscape: tire swing

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“Swing made of an old rubber tire. Gibbs City, Michigan,” April 1937, by Russell Lee, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

(You can pause on either picture by putting your cursor over the image and clicking on the ‘stop’ symbol.)

There’s another wonderful swing made from an up-cycled car part here on the blog Playscapes.

ADDENDUM: To see this type of swing in action, click here.