Hello, kittens and dawgs! Are you ready to share your photos? Last week, I shared A President’s Home, and as promised I’m sharing a few pictures from inside Andrew Johnson’s Greeneville, Tennessee homestead.
Before I delve further into my pictorial journal, let me say thank you for visiting and to say it give me pleasure to announce this week’s featured photographer….
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I used my big girl camera, Nikon D7000, to photograph the interior of President Andrew Johnson’s home. Low lighting wasn’t prime conditions for shooting without flash, but the moments captured nonetheless. Originals shot in color; to give the images a warmer quality I applied the sepia filter in Pixelmator photo-editing app to give it a period setting effect.
I remember when I was a girl my family visited my great-grandparents. Sometimes, we stayed in a small house that belonged to one of their daughters near their home. It didn’t have indoor plumbing. There was no bathroom other than an outhouse. This meant, if a call from nature occurred during the night it was a good idea to have a make-shift latrine like an old coffee can or Pepsi bottle on hand. Water wasn’t easily accessible, either. We had to draw the drinking and bath water from a deep well on the property. That’s the coldest and best tasting water ever, but cleaning up was tricky and always left me feeling like it wasn’t good enough.
I took a few piano lessons when I was in elementary school, but my heart wasn’t in tune to learning. This is something I came to regret as I got older. I wish my mother made me to stick with it. Sure, I might have hated it, but I know I would have thanked her for it as an adult.
There’s a flicker in my memory looking at the lamp in this picture. Something about it reminds me that my grandparents or great-grandparents used oil lamps to light their home and I recall thinking how difficult it was to see by. I wish I remembered more, but I know one thing I’m sure happy to live in a time with all the creature comforts of home. 😀
For a virtual tour inside President Johnson’s home, click here. Thanks for popping in and joining the Wordless or Not-so-Wordless Wednesday fun. Have a fototastic day!
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