Friday, May 29, 2009

Mystery Photos of the Month

During our research for the book, as we pored over hundreds of photographs in public and private collections, we'd run across some wonderful images that unfortunately, could not be used in our book since they were not identified. Here are two photos from different angles of the same beautiful Victorian house from approximately the same period in time, the last quarter of the 19th century through the first quarter of the 20th century. It is unknown even if this house is or was in Waynesboro.

From close inspection of the photos, no house numbers could be discerned. There are clues that the wintertime photo was taken before the other photo since the saplings enclosed within the wooden protective barriers show obvious growth from one photo to the other. Perhaps the location can be identified by the surrounding houses or the fact that the ground rises sharply up to a hill behind the house in the winter photo. Click on the images for larger versions.
If anyone has an idea where this house might be ...or might have been, please leave a comment, Thanks!

Photos courtesy of Waynesboro Public Library

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