It may seem strange but, when I visit the Smith Plantation in Roswell, my favorite place for images is the little slave cabin to the side of the main house. The cabin is plain and sparsely furnished but there’s something about the light that comes in here that amazes me. There’s a kind of gentle glow that lights the single room and makes the items here stand out. I also love the texture of the rough wood that makes up the walls. It all just kind of gives me that feeling of stepping back in time.
According to the information in the cabin, over 200 baskets have been found in the house and surrounding buildings of the Smith Plantation. Used to carry and store produce and other items, the basket was the Tupperware of the day.
19th Century Georgia Market Basket
Smith House Plantation
935 Alpharetta Highway
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
31mm @ f/4 – 1/5 sec – ISO 200