Milking Parlour Remains

Small family farms that produced food for their own families and surrounding communities were once a staple of American life. At its peak, somewhere around 7 million small farms existed in the 1930’s until the dust bowl and depression period hit.  Today, less than a third that number exist. Of course, what from early 20th century American life looks anything like the present time? We have old buildings, works of art, extant newspaper articles, films and many other things that survive over time, they are our physical links to the past. This is an image of an old milking parlour on once a small dairy farm, what remains of the parlour appears structurally sound though only partially intact. I’m drawn to the window area, I imagine it was the only source of natural light when the roof existed. Time is a ceaseless beast even after we are gone. The image gallery contains an unedited version just for comparison purposes.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

Archival-Quality Prints: A Century of Timeless Memories

These prints are not just images, they can become old friends. Crafted to meet stringent archival standards, the papers and inks we use are designed to last over a century with the right care. Here’s what it means for you:

  • Longevity: Each print is engineered to endure, with a lifespan extending beyond 100 years when kept in optimal conditions.
  • Care Instructions: To maintain image quality:
    ◦ Store unframed prints in an archival-quality container.
    ◦ For framed displays, use archival matting and adhesive, coupled with UV-filtering glass to safeguard against sunlight and environmental damage.
    • Environment Matters: Place your artwork away from direct sunlight and high humidity to maintain its pristine condition.

By playing your part as the custodian of these photographic prints, you help secure their beauty for generations to come.