one of my neighbors sent me these digital copies of vintage snapshots taken in the ’30’s. the house on the right up the hill a bit is moss cottage!
i’ve painted the view out my living room window of barbara’s house countless times in the last few years. it’s always a ready subject resting there in its elevated perch above the street. i believe this is barbara’s mother.
here are more shots of the neighborhood. this one looking straight up to the top of the street. from this vantage point, moss cottage is on the right side of the street and 5 or 6 houses down (out of frame). i believe this group of kids is standing in barbara’s front yard in front of the side of her garage. the yard is about 6 feet or so above street level.
barbara was born and raised in this house and lived here until she died a couple of years ago. we were only casually acquainted, but i do enjoy seeing these long ago & faraway photos of her.
when i ran into my neighbor in the market last week she mentioned the photos and said she would email them to me. i was thrilled to come home today and find them in my inbox.
i think i’m going to print and frame the one with barbara’s mom in the photo and moss cottage in the background. seems fitting. also thinking these will be great fun for a series of value studies. hmmmmm…