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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NEW ZEALAND CENTENNIAL: 1840-1940

Cracker Shack: 1897

Cracker Shack: 1897

The Sunshine State circa 1897. "A Florida home -- Seville, Fla." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson. View full size.

 
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Chicken Wire

I'm guessing the chicken wire connecting the upstairs porch to the ground is for pet cat access. That's just a guess.

[It's a trellis for that giant vine. - Dave]

Shack?

I'll take it any day, with a central air upgrade of course. I've lived through more Florida summers than I care to count. Brutal when you don't have the sea breeze. And while I'm whining the humidity is no picnic either.

Flip-flops, shorts and a tank top

Each time I see Florida photos here on Shorpy with people dressed in TOC garb, I marvel at their ability to tolerate those hot, humid summers so heavily dressed.

 
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