“Family members gathered on a porch, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario,” ca. 1900, by Frank W. Micklethwaite, via Library and Archives Canada (under CC license).
Tag: wicker chairs
A repeat post from 2013. . .
Unidentified garden in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1930, photographer unknown, via Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution Commons on flickr.
Thence thro’ the garden I was drawn—
A realm of pleasance, many a mound,
And many a shadow-chequer’d lawn. . . .
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from “Recollections of the Arabian Nights“
View of garden, looking south, Leverett Saltonstall Place, 41 Chestnut Street, Salem, Massachusetts, June 1940, by Frank O. Branzetti for an Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division (both photos).
In 1808 (or maybe 1810), Thomas Saunders built a double house for his two daughters, Caroline and Mary Elizabeth, and their husbands, brothers Nathaniel and Leverett Salstonstall.
The Leverett Salstonstalls lived in the no. 41 side, shown here.
The garden was also laid out about 1810. Its arrangement was reportedly the same as when this drawing was made in 1937.
Mary and Leverett’s granddaughter, Mary Saltonstall Parker, also lived in the house in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She wrote several little books of sentimental verse that fed into the Colonial Revival movement of that period. During WWI, her needlework art was published in House Beautiful and other publications.
The Sunday porch: Raleigh County
A home in Raleigh County, West Virginia, May 1996, a 35 mm slide by Lyntha Scott Eiler for the Coal River Folklife Project and the American Folklife Center, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
The Sunday porch: Naples, Florida
Porch at the Hole in the Wall Golf Club, Naples, Florida, February 16, 1960, by Gottsho-Schleisner, Inc., via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.