Home canned produce

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 20 November 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This abandoned farmhouse had a fair amount of furniture and possessions remaining. But the most unusual find was cases and cases of home canned produce, mostly green beans (hence "the green bean house"), but also a fair amount of other vegetables. I staged a few in an empty, primitive cabinet. (And no, one would be insane to try to eat any of this after the unknown years and condition of storage).

The feature that brought us back, however, will be featured tomorrow.

SONY SLT-A77V 2 seconds F/8.0 ISO 400 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

Devi from Chennai, India

how neatly these have been arranged !!! One wonders....
And vegetables ? I wonder how shrunk they were !

20 Nov 2016 5:21am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

De bon produits pour l'hiver dans ces bocaux sueprbe.

20 Nov 2016 5:44am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Étrange d'abandonner ainsi tant d'objets ?????.)

20 Nov 2016 6:58am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

beautifully arranged, nostalgia in an old cabinet... very nice presentation of these forgotten vegetables!

20 Nov 2016 7:19am

Anne from France

Great composition.

20 Nov 2016 8:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle trouvaille

20 Nov 2016 8:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

The farm was suddenly abandonned . It is incredibly to find that ! Superb photo !

20 Nov 2016 9:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Neatly arranged in an abandoned house... Very interesting.

20 Nov 2016 9:44am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


20 Nov 2016 9:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Such a sweet assembly . . well planned and presented.

20 Nov 2016 9:55am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

You made a good distribution in this old cupboard.

20 Nov 2016 10:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How very strange to abandon all that food. Makes a nice simple still life though

20 Nov 2016 11:24am

Frances from Boston, United States

Fabulous series! This still life image with the bit of decay adds lovely contrast.

20 Nov 2016 1:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

They certainly make a good subject and they do look edible. I agree that it was be far too risky to eat any of this. An excellent shot.

20 Nov 2016 3:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is poignant. A family who lived here and worked hard, yet had to abandon it all.

20 Nov 2016 6:20pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great find, nice compo.

20 Nov 2016 10:12pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

How strange a fine.

20 Nov 2016 10:31pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a wonderful composition. Like a still life painted by the old masters.

21 Nov 2016 2:26am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

This reminds me of when I was a kid. My mother taught canning during WWll.

21 Nov 2016 4:16am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


21 Nov 2016 11:17am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

These 'time capsules' beautifully presented.

21 Nov 2016 12:17pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Makes me wonder why they abandoned so much.

22 Nov 2016 12:14pm

kathy from henderson, United States

How fun to find such a treasure in an abandoned house. Nice shot

13 Dec 2016 2:39am