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    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924; Limberlost Cabin -Geneva-Adams County (Ind)
    • The Blue Heron and Golden Eagle occupy their traditional places, in front of the library fireplace. The goatskin rug, referred to in "The Harvester," lies there also. The cabinet reveals some of the Porter collections. Charles collected historic...
    • Library fireplace-2

    • Limberlost Cabin -Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • The Blue Heron and Golden Eagle occupy their traditional places, in front of the library fireplace. The goatskin rug, referred to in "The Harvester, lies there also. The cabinet reveals some of the Porter collections. Charles collected historic...
    • Jeannette in front of the library fireplace -1

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924- Photography; Limberlost Cabin- Geneva - Adams County (Ind.); Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940
    • This may have been a favorite place to lie, or perhaps Gene was practicing portraiture. Note the sword on the mantle.
    • Jeannette in front of the library fireplace -2

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924- Photography; Limberlost Cabin-Geneva - Adams County (Ind.); Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940
    • This pose seems to be a favorite. It is a repeat of 20092054-large. Gene had adjusted the angle of her camera-work to avoid the glare from the conservatory window on the west side of the house. Note the leather padded rocker on the left. The...
    • Jeannette and her dolls

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924-Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Limberlost Cabin - Geneva -Adams County (Ind.)
    • A note on the back of the photograph states that Jeannette was about 10 years old. Geneva, Indiana was a town"filled with characters of all descriptions." (Dewald) She was not allowed to play with other town's children, but rather developed a world...
    • Jeannette Porter

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977; Clothing and Dress, 1880-1940;
    • Jeannette begins chapter 10 of "The Lady of the Limberlost" saying, "Mrs. Porter loved her home. She kept her house clean and served three deliciously cooked meals each day. She trained her baby and made all her clothes until she was twelve years...
    • 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...
    • Limberlost Cabin in Winter

    • Limberlost Cabin-Geneva-Adams County (Ind.)
    • From the growth around the house, we estimate that this photograph was taken within a short time of the cabin's completion. The orchard is to the left. The carriage house that will sit on the back of the lot has not been built yet. Snow covers...
    • Fishing for minnows

    • Stratton-Porter, Gene, 1863-1924 - Photography; Stratton-Porter, Jeannette, 1887-1977
    • Margaret Day Briggs, a close friend of Gene's wrote that mother and daughter spent much time together, sharing interests. (20091083-large-2) Through Gene's writings we learn that Jeannette often occupied her mother to the woods, and both parents on...
    • Jeannette and Major

    • Porter,Jeannette, 1887-1977
    • Judith Reick Long states that Jeannette was twelve years old when this photograph was taken. It was used by Gene to do a charcoal sketch that appears on page 145 of the Long book, as well as other publications. The Geneva Herald tells us that...
    • 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.

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