From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Day of Worship

Life in Christian County, Kentucky...



Mennonite horse and buggyOur neighbors on their way home from church.

2 comments:

Amish America said...

Nice photo Genevieve! Do you ever get much chance to talk to the Mennonite and Amish folks?

Also was wondering about the Amish--think you mentioned there were New Order Amish, and wasn't sure if you said there were Old Order as well--also do you know if there are any from the Swartzentruber or related groups?

Genevieve said...

I talk to my Mennonite neighbors frequently. One family lives about 1/4 mile down the road from us, and the other's barns are just a few hundred yards across our back fence.

I don't know enough about the Amish to tell you what particular groups they are from, except that they seem to fall into the more modern tractor-driving New Order, and the extremely, severely plain-dressed Old Order.

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