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The picture also provides details for future work we would like to do. We knew the house originally had shutters (the hinges are still on the 2nd story window frames), but I've pondered what color to paint the shutters when we someday replace them. Now I know to go dark - a deep forest green seems appropriate based on the picture. We also now know that the original first story windows have always been six-over-six. This detail did surprise me, as I suspected the originals would have been nine-over-six. The picket fence was also an unexpected but wonderful detail in the picture. Adding a picket fence in front of the kitchen has actually been among my plans for this summer, so I'm thrilled to now have something to model my fence after.
And peeking out behind the horses and tree on the left side of the picture is proof that the kitchen wing has been on the house since at least the early 1900s. Having seen the intimate structural details of that wing I'm not surprised to see it in a picture from 1906. (Frankly, I'd expect to see the kitchen wing in an Einsel House picture from the 1880's.)