The photographs of N.P. Thompson

distant past

sunlit curtain

sunlit curtain “When he came out of the house the last intense light of the winter day was pouring over the town below him, and the bushy tree-tops and the church steeples gleamed like copper…

…he would never go away from Haverford; he had been through too much here ever to quit the place for good. What was a man’s ‘home town’ anyway, but the place where he had had disappointments and had learned to bear them?”

— Willa Cather, from Lucy Gayheart, 1935


in the Paradise Room

in the Paradise Room

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summer baptism

summer baptism


curtains, exactly like my grandmother’s

curtains, exactly like my grandmothers


1916

1916


Savannah River ii

Savannah River ii


Savannah River

Savannah River


the memory of the just


interior


how lonely she must have been with her clean carpets

how lonely she must have been with her clean carpets


Lace Curtain

lace-curtain


pattern on the curtains

pattern-on-the-curtains


ruffle

ruffle


view from the attic

view-from-the-attic


Grandmother’s curtains

grandmothers-curtains


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