For the third #TBT in each month, we feature a photo of an ordinary house, usually with the owners posing proudly.
This is possibly the oldest photograph in the Archive's collection, and is from the post-Civil War era. In very light pencil on the back it reads, "Uncle Jim and Aunt Nell Tharp". In pen, written much later, it idicates that the photo was owned by "Mrs. Moufield".
Some details can be brought out by enhancing the contrast. There's still snow on the roof and ground, but it must not be terribly cold, as the wife isn't bundled up in a coat.