Friday, April 15, 2011

Awesomest Image(s) du Jour LXXX

The Library of Congress has an amazing collection of photos taken in the 1930s by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) to document Southern [American] architecture.  It is called the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, and it contains some 7,100 images.

Here are but a few:

I love this wee, yet grand, spiral staircase at Holliday-Cary House, Auburn, Alabama.

The plantation behind bars -- James Jackson House, Florence vicinity, Alabama.

You can feel the heat and humidity...William A. Dawson House, Mobile, Alabama.

A lovely folly at Chatham, Fredericksburg vicinity, Virginia.

Some outbuildings at Hawkwood, Gordonsville vicinity, Virginia.

[Source:  Library of Congress CSAS via The Scout Project.]