1800s Historical House | Photography

Hello and happy weekend – I hope you’re having a great one!

Most of you probably remember when I posted photos from an old church a few months back. I loved capturing the interesting details and learning a little about the history of the place, and I mentioned that I was hoping to photograph more local old things in the future. I got my chance yesterday when we went to an estate sale for a local 1800s-era house! It was kind of sad to see the abandoned home, but it was also fascinating and really interesting to photograph. πŸ˜€ I hope you’ll enjoy my photos!

The woman who owned this house lived here alone for several decades until she recently moved in with relatives, leaving her decaying home behind. I saw so many things in this house that I wondered about – as much of a disorganized disaster as it was, I knew it was full of stories, and I wish I had a way to know all of them. There are so many untold stories in the world! Which is why writing is so great. *wise nod*

As soon as we walked into the kitchen, I noticed that the curtains were the exact same curtains that hung in the kitchen of the old church! I’m thinking there must have been some local store that sold them – I really wish I knew the backstory there.

I wonder what kinds of interesting conversations were held on this phone…

We didn’t go into the house intending to buy things, but we ended up leaving with this stack of old letters – my family can’t resist stories any more than I can. XD They were written by the woman’s son while he was in military boot camp – I’ve already read quite a few of them, and I have so many ideas for future stories now!

Lonely rocking chairs…

We shall end with the obligatory mirror selfie, which doubles as your daily reminder that there’s a real live human on the other side of these words on a screen. πŸ˜€ *waves cheerfully*

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post! I hope you enjoyed my photos – I’d love to hear which ones you liked best in the comments. πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful week, friends! ❀

What’s your favorite story?

33 thoughts on “1800s Historical House | Photography

  1. OH MY GOSH for some reason these pictures really got to me!!! I LOVE them! The little stuffed animal /doll, the rocking chairs, the roller skates, it all is so… cool and almost sad. I dunno, but I love them. ❀

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  2. I loved this post!! The curtains being the same is such a cool piece of everyday history ❀ ❀ I love it. And old letters are the best!! Your mirror selfie is cute πŸ˜‰ The flowers with the little gold wire things are my favorite though

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  3. Aww, for some reason I’m feeling sad for all these ornaments just left abandoned. But these photos are FASCINATING, Clara! I really like the first one, but you captured them all so well…now I want to go there! And ooh, old letters are really amazing!

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  4. Ooh!! Old letters! I just adore things that are old, especially old letters. I was at this yard sale a few days ago and there were all these old postcards like collectors might buy and they were so interesting to read. The fact that they are real people who lived fifty and more years ago writing it is intriguing. I wish I could find letters from a soldier writing home during World War one or two. That would be neat.

    It is kind of sad the lady didn’t keep the letters, they being from her son.

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    1. I know, right?? Wow, that’s SO neat – old postcards are so fascinating to me. πŸ˜€
      Yeah, that’s true – I don’t think she really had a chance to take much from her home before she moved, sadly. 😦

      -Clara ❀

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  5. This looks like such a gorgeous place to visit! Your photos are spectacular, as always!
    I wanted to ask you a quick question. I just got a DSLR camera and wanted to know if you had any tips for using it? I’m a total newbie. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Why thank you, Saege! ❀ Ooh, how exciting, congratulations on your new camera!! πŸ˜€ There’s SO much I could tell you, but my main tips are – PRACTICE! Also, don’t be afraid to use Manual mode, it will make your photos a million times better. πŸ˜€ There’s so much on the internet that can help you learn – just look up things like “how to use Manual mode on a DSLR” and learn everything that you can. πŸ™‚ I hope you’re able to get some great photos!!

      -Clara ❀

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  6. I love reading the stories you capture in photographs! You’re so good at that, dear! Also WOW, that’s funny about the curtains – when I saw these pictures on Instagram I thought the curtains were in the church you’d taken pictures of before. XD

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  7. Wow, this is cool. I like the rocking chairs, the piano and the letters. The idea of all the untold stories in the world really intrigues me. We have so many stories in history books or memoirs, but there are so many people with stories that have never been told. Finding out small bits of obscure history can be really fascinating, just being reminded that things weren’t always the way they are now, and real people lived in completely different circumstances than we are living in now. It gives a kind of depth to the world. I love stories so much!
    Great post!

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