Here we have a variety of photographs of people in doorways, as inspired by the Sepia Saturday prompt, which shows two men standing in the doorway of a shop. As I looked through these photos, I realized the commonality is not only people posed in front of doors, porches and doorways, but the pride of place this indicates of these families.
This porch is simple, just a single step up from the yard, but the whole family is here for the photo.
A wide angle view of a doorway/porch of a pretty big house. The pathway looks almost like a driveway and comes right up to the porch. While there are no people in this photo, with the cost of photos it would not have been a throw away or practice shot, I believe. Someone was proud of that portal to the home.
Here’s a rather rudimentary doorway/porch. Saltese is a small mining town in Montana near the Idaho border. I think this might have been a country doctor on his rounds to another town, given the doctor style valise.
Next we have four views of the same porch/doorway. This appears to have been a larger house with a side porch and veranda style covering. Very nice with the foliage growing up the side. I expect that porch was enjoyed on long summer evenings.
I love the style of this apron and I believe this must have been a domestic who lived in or served the home, given her cap and apron.
Four women by the side porch. That lawn looks like it might have hosted a nice garden party or croquet game or two. Note the umbrella stuck into the ground in front of the ladies. What an odd thing to do.
I’m guessing this image was to show off flowers this lady had tended or planted. It’s a lovely image showing an early 20th century dress as well. Again, the apron features a center point, but this is definitely not a servant. She may have been the lady of the house and the apron is just a coincidence.
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