Saturday, November 25, 2017

"Legacy of Rural Barns"...

Often I have the opportunity to photograph the homesteads, garages and barns of relatives. This is one of those garages. If you take a moment to appreciate the story each item could tell, each has quite a story. Just a quick glance you'll see items such as: true gas can (not plastic!), fan shield, many license plates from the early and mid-1900's, mailbox, many axe and broom handles, Coca-Cola and "Pop Kola" bottles, pry bars and much more.
What are current generations doing to preserve these stories? Are they keeping these tangibles? Are they capturing good photographs? Are their stories being lost?

Hope, Arkansas. November, 2013.
Photo # IM3_5422a.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography


Unknown said...

Truly pertinent questions, Kelly, and one which I think about quite a bit, as I photograph one of my favorite subjects ("broken" homes).

This is a wonderful image. So many stories here, I am sure.

I wish you a beautiful holiday season.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks for the comment Lisa!