Friday, February 8, 2013

Sepia Saturday February 8

For this week's Sepia Saturday the prompt image is a street scene with plenty of snow.



Snow is in the news in the eastern USA but is not affecting me in the midwest USA. So it's off to American Memory at the Library of Congress to find some images of snow.

 
Snow scene, with a man and women in a horse-drawn buggy in front of a house, Kearney, Nebraska.
 
This image is from Prairie Settlement. "This digital collection integrates two collections from the holdings of the Nebraska State Historical Society, the Solomon D. Butcher photographs and the letters of the Uriah W. Oblinger family. Together they illustrate the story of settlement on the Great Plains. Approximately 3,000 glass plate negatives crafted by Butcher record the process of settlement in Nebraska between 1886 and 1912. Butcher photographed actively in central Nebraska including Custer, Buffalo, Dawson and Cherry counties."
 
This must have been a chilly ride!  Note the large hat worn by the lady.
 
Please visit other Sepians and see what has snowed down on everyone.
 
Viridian

14 comments:

Eugenia O'Neal said...

Out of all the pictures I've seen so far, this one makes me think 'brrr'!

Bob Scotney said...

Somehow that hat does not seem right for a ride in the snow.

Peter said...

I hope these horses have horseshoes with spikes! They do here when they trot on ice.
@Eugenia
Is it brrr for the people or brrr for the horses?
@Brett
Another example of people posing in front of their home?

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

That is a gorgeous home!

Kathy M.

tony said...

Re:The Hat.I Love The Way She Doesnt Let The Elements Get In The Way Of Fashion!

Postcardy said...

That's a cute house. I wouldn't wear a hat like that in any weather, but some people don't seem to need any head covering in cold weather.

Karen S. said...

I want that house! How fun, their own horse and carriage to take them to town! A nice winter setting!

Brett Payne said...

Judging by the size and shape of that hat, I'm guessing it was in the early 1900s. I wonder how vehicles with wheels that narrow managed to get through anything more than a few inches of snow.

Alan Burnett said...

Is it a hat or is it a snowdrift. Thanks for the link to what seems like a great collection.

Little Nell said...

It certainly does look chilly. The ultra brightness of the snow makes every thing appear so sharp. And can I see the horses' breath coming from their nostrils?

Kathy Morales said...

Off to church? I'm shivering just looking at this picture.

anyjazz said...

Lovely old snap shot. A bit of history.

I was in Kearney last summer. Lovely place.

Wendy said...

I think I would have needed a warmer hat for such a ride than that lady is wearing! Love the house -- actually I'd prefer to just stay there.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I think it's nice to see the beginning and evolution of such places. I wonder what it looks like now...
:)~
HUGZ

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