I do some of my shots in sepia. Those I do, I also post the color version and visa versa. The next half dozen or so postings will be the counter part to an already posted shot. Please indulge the repetitiousness of a few images, as some prefer one over the other and I try to please.
The outhouse was thought to have come about in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were outback of the inns in Europe. Due to a lot of people not being able to read they used symbols to make “his” & “hers”. A sun or star was most often used for men and a crescent moon for women. These also provided the air freshener in the way of a breeze….Some of the more humorous times around the outhouse was around Halloween in this country. Kids pulling pranks would turn them over. For time to time they would be occupied. One elderly fellor had enough. One Halloween he moved the outhouse forward a few feet. It wasn’t long till he heard crys for help, and figured he knew where. His guess was right as he found a young man waist deep in the deposits of the outhouse, trapped with no way to climb out.
Taken at The Mountain Farm Muesum, Oconaluftee Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains…outhouse is also seen in Golden Morn II.