East Bolton Street, Victorian Historic District, Savannah, Georgia, 1979, by Walter Smalling for an Historic American Building Survey (HABS), via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Interesting porch columns. . . . It appears, from Google Satellite, that the house is still standing.
Employees of a hotel, Fagernes, Norway, August 12, 1910, by Auguste Léon, via Archives of the Planet Collection – Albert Kahn Museum /Département des Hauts-de-Seine.
I thought it was worth showing even a corner of this really pretty pink porch.
This autochrome is one of about 72,000 that were commissioned and then archived by Albert Kahn, a wealthy French banker who was committed to the ideal of universal peace and believed that “knowledge of foreign cultures encourages respect and peaceful relations between nations.”* He was also acutely aware that the 20th century was going to bring rapid material change to the world.
Accordingly, from 1909 to 1931, Kahn sent thirteen photographers and filmmakers to 50 countries “to fix, once and for all, aspects, practices, and modes of human activity whose fatal disappearance is no longer ‘a matter of time.’”† The resulting collection is called Archives de la Planète and now resides in its own museum at Kahn’s old suburban estate at Boulogne-Billancourt, just west of Paris. Since June 2016, the archive has also been available for viewing online here.
*Collections Albert Kahn website. Also, the above photo (A 288) is © Collection Archives de la Planète – Musée Albert-Kahn and used under its terms, here.
†words of Albert Kahn, 1912.
Front porch, Chanute, Kansas, November 1940, by John Vachon for the U.S. Office of War Information, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
West Bolton Street porch, Victorian Historic District, Savannah, Georgia, 1979, by Walter Smalling for an Historic American Building Survey (HABS), via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
The house still stands and looks much the same as in the picture above.
“Mrs. Cook and Polly parrot on the porch of the family home, Mulberry, Florida,” ca. 1900, via Florida Memory (State Library and Archives of Florida).
A note on the Florida Memory website says that Polly could mimic all the women and children in the neighborhood.