Years ago I was poking around on eBay, looking for Sears House ephemera and I discovered this post card under the heading of “Old house photo.” Instantly, I recognized this as Sears Modern Home #106. I bid on the post card and won the item. My cost: $3.
I was a happy camper.
Since then, I’ve wondered where this photo was taken. It could have been taken anywhere in the 48 states. Judging by the house, the photo was most likely taken sometime between 1912-1916 (the years that #106 was offered).
If you’ve any idea where this photo was taken or who these people are, please drop me a note. I’d love to know.
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Stumbled across your blog and find it very fascinating. Especially the story of the “little door”! Upon further reading I have discovered that you are from Hampton Roads. I am in Virginia Beach and will now be on a mission to spot Sears homes while we are out and about! 🙂
Sorry, the people and the home don’t look familiar. The cadaverous man probably was suffering from TB, also known as consumption, a scourge of the time.