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    • My Indian Model

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene wrote," Near a lumberman's shanty, in a small clearing, I found my first subject, the most magnificent specimen of Indian physical manhood I have ever seen. He stood all or over six feet four, in his bare feet, and was splendidly...
    • Spelling Lesson -1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene had written a story and sent it to Metropolitan Magazine. Perriton Maxwell asked that a similar story be written with illustrations for the Christmas issue. This letter arrived with less than 24 hours to meet the deadline. "By four o'clock I...
    • Deacon's catches of fish

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Gene often referred to her husband as "the Deacon." Local people believe it was because of his austere appearance. An avid fisherman, it appears that his day was very successful. She writes, "I next tried some scale work on one of the Deacon's...
    • Jeannette's treasures

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Apparently Gene saw to it that Jeannette had some of the childhood experiences that she herself had. This included spending hours outdoors, having animal pets including a bantam rooster and even dressing them in clothes. Gene's rooster was named...
    • Spelling Lesson -2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph reveals alteration to the original. Seated in front and behind the girl were other students. She stated that she worked with six models at the school.( Long and S. F. E.) It appears that they have been erased, particularly, the...
    • An Easter Table

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva - Adams County (Ind.)
    • An Easter table reveals those things we expect with children and Easter - colored eggs, chicks, rabbits and Easter baskets. This photograph also reveals one of Gene's corner cupboards full of dishes - including a tea service. The table and rug on...
    • Two girls

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • The girls are posed in front of the living room fireplace. In an effort to identify the young ladies, we find that in July and August of 1900, cousin Gladys Wilson stayed with the Porters for a number of weeks. The girls would have been 12 and 13...
    • Charles D. Porter at his bank office

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926; Bank of Geneva - Geneva (Ind.);
    • Charles D. Porter was a founding member of the Bank of Geneva. Listed as cashier, he played a prominent part in not only banking, but as the owner of a drug store, treasurer of the Geneva Natural Gas Company and as a member of the Sons of...
    • Charles and Miles Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charle D., 1850-1926; Porter, Miles, 1856-1933
    • The relationship between Charles and his brother Miles was a close one. Dr. Miles lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a short train ride away. It was reported that when Gene was ill in August of 1902 that a special train brought Miles to Geneva to tend...
    • Charles D. Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926
    • In June of 1899, during the thirteenth annual encampment of the Sons of Veterans, division of Indiana, Charles Porter was unanimously elected to the office of senior vice commander. The report appeared in the Friday, June 16 edition of the Geneva...
    • Jeannette Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Jeannette appears to modeling some new clothes. Her jumper is the ever popular plaid.
    • Twisted Vine

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • Mamie (Hawbaker) Schenbeck often accompanied the Porter ladies while on the Hawbaker farm property. Referring to the book, "Wings" Mamie said, ". . .she (Gene) wrote about a turkey vulture who nested, and laid her eggs, in an old Sycamore tree on...
    • Town across choppy waters

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • We do not know the exact location of this photograph. We do know that Charles and Gene Stratton-Porter were very fond of Michigan. Gene's sister lived in Coldwater and according to the local Geneva, Indiana, newspapers we learn that during the...
    • Probably Fort Mackinac

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island, Mich.) - Pictorial Works
    • After 1895, Mackinac Island State Park became the first state park in Michigan. We learn from the article, "In the Camps of Croesus," that Gene's trip to the Inland Route was delayed with a side trip to Mackinac Island. (Recreation magazine, Volume...
    • A frog in his throat - 1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • "I saw this Blue Heron for myself, hunted him to his favorite feeding grounds alone, and secured these studies of him, which may be the reason I am so especially fond of them. I was located at a small boarding-house on the Inland Route, and with my...
    • A frog in his throat - 2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography;
    • "I saw this Blue Heron for myself, hunted him to his favorite feeding grounds alone, and secured these studies of him, which may be the reason I am so especially fond of them. I was located at a small boarding-house on the Inland Route, and with my...
    • Waterway

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • The photograph is placed on the same page as "The Trail" in the album. That leads us to suppose they were taken in the same area.
    • Bird feeding time

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This photograph was used in "Bird Architecture" on page 439 of "Outing Magazine," July 1901, Volume 28. The caption read: "The neatest nests are those of the finches - the goldfinch."
    • Fishing from a boat

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Charles D., 1850-1926;
    • Two gentlemen participate in the leisure pastime of fishing. One gentleman, who appears to be Charles Porter, is poling the boat on the river. Because this photo is included with the group of photographs from Michigan, and because of presence of...
    • Old man and his newspaper

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography
    • This elderly gentleman is reading the Sault Ste. Marie News paper in a rather rustic setting. His white beard does not detract from the sharpness of his eyes. His hands show interesting discoloration. We have not found any of Gene's writing...

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