Tarpaper and Tin

This was another home in the hills of eastern Tennessee near the Great Smokey Mountains. Enlargement will show that the siding seems to be tarpaper or rolled asphalt shingles. The roof was tin. Like many homes in this area, the owners kept their washing machine on the front porch. Notice the clothes line strung between the porch supports. Who wanted a drier when the air was free? Notice also the dog standing watch. People rarely locked their front doors in this area during this era. They didn’t need to.

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