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Vintage books, many in none too good condition, line the shelf of an antique cupboard dating to the late 18th century.

Part of the now-restored and preserved Thankful Arnold House maintained by the Haddam Historical Society in Connecticut, the cupboard sits in a short (two steps or so) connection between the front parlor and the short stairway to the first floor bedroom.

Digital oils on a cracked-wood panel surface; from an original photograph shot June 12, 2010.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Xero Clarity, Arkvis


antiques, books, connecticut, cupboard, early american, furniture, haddam, textured, vintage, wood

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetabout 4 years ago

    love this!

  • Thank you very much, agnès…:-)

    – RC deWinter

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 4 years ago

    Can feel the texture…you are on a roll lately, lady!
    the original must be fabulous

  • It is a good picture, not as dramatic as the painted version, but the books are every bit as worn…:-),..thanks much for your lovely feedback.

    – RC deWinter

  • Tania Palermo
    Tania Palermoalmost 4 years ago

    love old books….nice textures

  • Thanks, Tania, I think this one is going into my exhibition in Tolland next year.

    – RC deWinter

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago

    see your feature page here

  • Muchas gracias, mi amiga!

    – RC deWinter

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 2 years ago

    Looking at this one can feel the hands turning the pages down the years, just beautiful. Alma

  • I feel the same way, the ghosts of many walk in that house. Thank you.

    – RC deWinter

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