20 May 2009
Muddy street, 1909
Augusta, Georgia, 1909. Another photo from the Shorpy archive. What's interesting to me, apart from the muddy streets and the children standing at attention, are the water faucets at the curb. Seen better on fullscreen view, the faucets were apparently an intermediate step between the 19th century common well and the yet-to-be-installed indoor plumbing, which presumably would require some retrofitting of the houses. I had never before seen a photo showing individual faucets in front of every house. You learn something every day.
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Guess you don't travel much if you have never seen this.ReplyDelete
Anonymouse what country do you live in that you see water taps coming up out of the street for each residence? I have never seen this also, and I travel everywhere.ReplyDelete
i don't think this is a summer picture, there aren't any leaves on the trees.ReplyDelete
@Anonymous (3). Right you are. I had just blogged the winter street a couple posts below this and was writing the title as a contrast, but of course it isn't summer (or it's a very very windy summer). Title changed. Thanks for pointing that out.ReplyDelete