Thursday, April 11, 2013
Show and Tell from 1881
I'm tempted to say, "How cool is this!" It is an drawing, dated 1881, I have found of my home, Das Kleine Haus.
It was quite by accident that I discovered it. Most older finds have layers of information, just waiting for someone to do the looking.
I was in the library on Saturday afternoon, doing some research on one of the towns near my home. As I was leaving the historical archives, I looked over at a large drawing displayed on the wall.
It was labeled "Birds Eye View". Giving it a closer look, I saw my home on the landscape lay-out.
Birds Eye View drawings became very popular after the Civil War between the States. This particular illustrator drew over 200 in his career. If you would like to read more about it, click HERE.
I'm still searching for some older photographs to share with you.
Although there have been changes to the outside over the past 130 years, the inside staircase and newel post have remained the same. I often wonder, as I climb the stairs, just how many lives have touched this same hand rail and stairs.....