3/14/13

The GHOSTS IN THE LITTLE FAMILY ALBUM: The Children


These little fellows are lost to history, but fortunately their images were not lost through time. This photo was one of the few images that wasn't merely a ghost of its former self.

Life on a Nebraska prairie had to be beautiful, lonely, exciting, and heartbreaking.


Click on image to see it larger.

Does anybody have an idea what the structure in the background might be? I'm guessing it had something to do with hay.

Let's take a moment to wonder what these little fellows might have been looking at. Take a look at this image at National Geographic of a prairie with a rainbow.

4 comments:

  1. I can't tell what that odd structure is - my guess would be a windmill tower in the building process. This is a charming photo at any rate!

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  2. It's a type of hay rack.

    http://www.nps.gov/grko/planyourvisit/images/specialevent.jpg


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  3. The horizon is such an important element in photos like this. One must assume that there is not a city of high-rises on the other side of the camera. The boys' tunics resemble a Russian or Eastern European style.

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