If one – you – were to study the shadows of this Watkins with the one taken the same afternoon in Sept. 1882 of the “suburban home” above, one – you – might figure out from the shadows which view was photographed first. Then one might also imagine a conversation with the families appearing in the top photo especially. Did he, for instance, ask them if they would like to be in the picture(s). Don’t know, but I think he probably did.

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