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Shining Path: 1901

Shining Path: 1901

Originally posted 10/30/2010 - 10:06pm. Our first visit to The Firs.

New Baltimore, Michigan, circa 1901. "The Firs. Under the firs." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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I can just imagine it.

After the fourth or fifth take, the Photographer smashing his Camera, busting the Tripod over his knee, walking off muttering something about "standing still just for three lousy seconds".

Wonder where this was shot.

I wonder where this was shot. I grew up in New Baltimore and have family going back over a hundred years there. Nearly all of the old woods are gone now. I wonder if these ladies were relatives. It would be nice to think so.

[The Firs was the home of the Hatheway family. There was a large house and a barn. The New Baltimore Historical Society puts it at the corner of Washington and Cemetery roads. - Dave]

In hiding

I didn't even notice the ladies at first! Sppppppooooooooky.

Scary winner

This is probably the scariest picture I have seen yet on Shorpy!

Ooo, ooooo, witchy women

When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?
(I say, could either of you lovelies spare a little eye of newt?)

Be cautious over the next couple of weeks!

The face of the woman on the far right suggests that she recently viewed the "Ring" film clip. It's a good thing televisions weren't around back then, or she might be receiving an unwanted visit from an entity crawling out of a well.


An appropriate photo to post the day before Halloween. "Walk toward the light."

The Birds

This looks like it could be a scene from a Hitchcock movie.

Don't go toward the Light!

You're not trapping me in your haunted parallel dimension, ghost women!

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